Environmental Building Board
FireCrunch is a leading environmental building board manufacturer. We are committed to producing an excellent product which uses eco-friendly building materials, benefiting both the environment and end consumer.
Minimising Co2 emissions
FireCrunch minimises carbon dioxide (Co2) emissions to approximately 5% which allows for a high environmentally friendly production process to be maintained producing durable products.
FireCrunch magnesium oxide (MgSo4) content represents a large % of recycled MgO waste oxide product providing maximum fire resistance and ensuring that environmentally harming chemicals and VOC are not used.
The plasterboard industry generates a further output of Co2 in manufacture at kiln temperatures of some 1300 deg c, 2x that of MgSO4 FireCrunch.
On an index of 100 as base comparison plasterboard is 100% when compared the FireCrunch C MgSO4 the kiln temperatures are around 600 deg c but as FireCrunch is a carbonation product 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. Gyprock and similar plasterboard actually creates around 195% pollution on the index of 100 when you include the loss of the Oxygen generation Co2 absorbing trees.
Saving forest destruction
FireCrunch eliminates the destruction of millions of trees in the manufacture of paper lined plasterboard supplied by the 5 major material suppliers to the Australian building and construction industry.
The construction industry is moving daily reconsidering the use of Fyrchek and similar high Co2 emission pollutants such as fireproof paper lined plasterboard, which destroy millions of oxygen generating Co2 absorbing green trees each year.
We use unique FireCrunch IP in the production process and do 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 fire, water, impact, sound, termite, 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 market to higher standards and expectations of customers in the fireproof building board supply.
The quality of our building boards does not deteriorate when they are manufactured in an eco-friendly way. So far, FireCrunch has been very successful in establishing a powerful and responsible image in the market of fire rated building materials.
Environmentally responsible manufacturing
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 higher standard plasterboard, but there are a lot of benefits which other plasterboards cannot offer.
Providing home fire protection to 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 (Building Code of Australia) 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.
FireCrunch Environmental Building Board
Since our company inception in the Australian market 2011, we have felt the need to bring in the benefits of building materials that are environmentally friendly.
Environmental Building Products
|K-Clad: Interior/exterior cladding (10mm)|
|K-Wall: Interior/exterior tongue & groove (12mm)|
|K-Deck: Exterior tongue & groove (16mm)|
|K-Floor: Interior tongue & groove (19mm)|
|K-Roof: Exterior tongue & groove (19mm)|
|Thermal Resistance & Transmittance U AND R VALUES|
|Environmental properties (Page 4)|
At a glance
|Consists of 45% waste recycled product|
|Ten times stronger than weak plaster board|
|High acoustic rating (Rw 62 AS/717.)|
|Non-asbestos, NATA Australian certification|
|Low thermal conductivity ~0.44 (W/mk)|