Now Planet Essential Environmental Building Board
95% HIGH CARBON CAPTURE, LOW CO2 EMISSIONS
FireCrunch is a leading environmental building board manufacturer. We are committed to producing an excellent product which uses eco-friendly Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) construction and building materials, benefiting both the environment and end-consumer.
NEW CARBON CAPTURE CLADDING MINIMISES CO2 EMISSIONS
FireCrunch NATA Labs CSIRO fire-tested cladding minimises carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to approximately 5% using a unique environmentally friendly production process, which is maintained producing durable construction cladding products.
FIRECRUNCH CLADDING IS A TOP CCS CARBON CAPTURE STORAGE MATERIAL
These are used for internal and external walls, floors, ceilings, roofing, and eaves and all firewall separations in Class 1 to 10 buildings and max. bushfire BAL FZ.
FireCrunch magnesium oxide (MgSO4) content represents a large % of recycled MgO waste oxide product bonded with Magnesium Sulphate providing maximum FIRE PROTECTION under AS1530.4.
HIGH SEQUESTRATION CONSTRUCTION CLADDING HAS SUDDENLY BECOME AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FACTOR IN ALL AUSTRALIAN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION. Whilst ensuring that environmentally harmful chemicals and VOC are not used. See NATA certificates.
The plasterboard industry generates a further output of CO2 in manufacture at kiln temperatures of some 1300 deg C, twice that of MgSO4 FireCrunch.
On an index of 100 as base comparison plasterboard at 1350 deg C kilns is 100% when compared the FireCrunch MgSO4 the kiln temperatures are around 600 deg C i.e 50% less CO2.
However, MgSO4 FireCrunch is a carbonation product and in the curing process it draws back 90% of the CO2 produced, so the pollution index of 100 is cut to a net approx. 5% and is almost carbon neutral with 95% carbon sequestration.
Gyprock and similar plasterboard actually create around 195% pollution on the index of 100 when you include the loss of the oxygen generating CO2 absorbing trees.
SAVING FOREST DESTRUCTION
FireCrunch eliminates the destruction of millions of oxygen generating CO2 absorbing trees in the manufacture of not so cheap paperlined NON SEQUESTRATION plasterboard as supplied by the 5 major material suppliers to the Australian building and construction industry.
The architectural and construction industry is now rapidly moving daily reconsidering the use of Fyrchek and similar high CO2 emission pollutant cladding such as fireproof paperlined plasterboard, as now MgS04 are the same price and in some instances with FRL OVER 60/60/60 where 2 x 16mm Fyrchek are required, USES 50% LESS MATERIALS HALVING m2 COSTS AND THINNER WALLS.
The unique FireCrunch IP in the production process does not use any harmful chemicals or VOC. FireCrunch is an asbestos-free product range with NATA certifications. See Certifications.
Looking at past environmental impacts of building materials (some still currently used in Australia), it is our main goal to develop and grow an ethical framework so that both the environment and our consumers are placed as a top priority.
Not only is FireCrunch versatile with multi-purpose uses, it is very cost-effective and most importantly extremely resistant to fire (AS1530.4) as well as water, flooding, impact, acoustics Rw62, termites, mould and bacteria.
The environmentally sustainable FireCrunch design and environmental building elements involved, combined to position FireCrunch as an industry leader whilst pushing the manufacturing and construction market to higher standards and expectations of customers in fireproof building board supplies.
The quality of our building boards does not deteriorate because they are manufactured in an eco-friendly way. So far, FireCrunch has been very successful in establishing a powerful and responsible image in the Australian market for fire-rated building materials and now having the highest CCS Carbon Capture Storage cladding in Australia AND SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCED PRICING per m2.
ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE MANUFACTURING FOR 2030 ACCORD TARGET
Yes, we care about our planet and its environment. For this reason, we only manufacture environmentally friendly building materials. Do they cost more than normal cladding? What are the benefits? The cost of FireCrunch is no longer higher than 13mm and 16mm fire rated plasterboard and in high FRL 60 minutes and above with less material the FireCrunch m2 cost is 50% less but there are a lot of extra cost saving long life benefits which plasterboards cannot offer.
HOME FIRE PROTECTION AND HIGH RISE CONSTRUCTION
Providing fire protection to ALL property in Australia is one of our prime business motives. This is the reason we have retained Australian NATA accredited testing authorities like the CSIRO to ensure FireCrunch products are “Real Fire Test” authenticated in meeting the BCA, ABCB and NCC under the max. AS1530.4 Standard Fire Testing (Building Code of Australia) for all levels of public and personal safety.
The building boards provided by FireCrunch are not only technically superior to other fire tested options of lightweight manufacturing products in the market, but are also very cost-effective in high-rise residential and commercial building where multiple layers of heavy plasterboard are required compared to only one layer of 10mm FireCrunch needed for FRL 90/90/90 and FRL 120/120/120.
DURING 2023 FireCrunch will present a full NATA CSIRO tested prefabricated firewall tested under AS5113 FOR HIGH RISE AND COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION WITH WALL WIDTHS OF 100, 150 AND 200mm FOR MULTI STORY BUILDINGS AND REPLACEMENTS FOR EXTERIORS FOR CONDEMNED EXTERNAL CLADDINGS.
FIRECRUNCH ENVIRONMENTAL BUILDING BOARD
Since our company’s product inception in the Australian market 2011, we have have stressed the need to bring in the benefits of building materials that are environmentally friendly in as many areas as practical.
Peter W Jones
CEO FireCrunch Australasia Pty Ltd