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What type of board edgings does FireCrunch offer?

FireCrunch is produced in FIVE different thicknesses and 4 edge types: 10mm, 12mm, 16mm and 19mm TG which cover most 80-90% of all fire requirements. There are also a few different types of edges for different types of application. Sheets suit floors, walls interior and exterior, ceilings roofing and decks. To simplify this, please view the charts on the specific product(s).

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What is the Fire Resistant Level (FRL) of FireCrunch?

FireCrunch has: Load bearing (steel frame FRL of 90/90/90 55Kn/ NATA LABS CSIRO NSW Load bearing (timber frame FRL of 60/60/60   NATA LABS RESOLUTE QLD on Load bearing FRL of —/120/120 more on application of additional 10mm sheet per side !! Read timber framing specs for FRL 30/30/30 ( Bush Fire Manual) and FRL 60/60/60 (Main Fire Manual) before commencing work on any firewalls. » See technical manuals » See certifications The Building Code of Australia (BCA) defines the Fire Resistance Level (FRL as the testing period in minutes for three criteria, i.e.: 60/60/60 first figure is Structural Adequacy (the ability [...]

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What is FireCrunch made of?

FireCrunch is made up of a combination of primarily Magnesium Oxide (MgO) and special non-metal corrosive magnesium sulphate Magnesium Sulphate (MgSO4)NEW TECHNOLOGY 2018FireCrunch is made up of a combination of primarily Magnesium Oxide (MgO) and Magnesium Sulphate (MgSO4) This has been bonded with a small percentage of organic and IP composite materials, strengthened with fibre mesh.MgSO4 is a new development in the FCA range and replaces Mag chloride ( MgChl2) with Mag sulphate and eliminates all metal corrosion, a common problem with ordinary MgO chloride boards (MgChl2).What is Magnesium Oxide?MgO or Magnesium oxide (sometimes called magnesia), is an absorptive solid [...]

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What are the acoustic properties of FireCrunch?

FireCrunch exceeds BCA minimum requirements for airborne sound insulation for a wall between attached dwellings or intertenancy walls and meets the highest possible AAAC acoustic rating of 5 stars. BCA Compliant Rw 62 plus ctr =net Rw 52 on DOUBLE STUD DISCONTINUOUS FRAME 76MM and 90MM Ask us for AS 717 certificate BCA Volume 2 Part 3.8.6 – Sound insulation to Rw62 Plus +Ctr net 52.

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Is information available on the strength of FireCrunch for flooring?

Yes.Tests have been carried out at the NATA Brick & Mortar Research Laboratory in Melbourne VIC.,an Australian NATA Labs testing authorityTESTED Standard Square Edge 19/20mm FireCrunch (Over 450mm AND 600 CENTRES 5.3 AND 6.2 kN, the TG board will of course rate higher

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Is FireCrunch waterproof?

Standard FireCrunch is a water resistant product before sealed, in that it does not retain water if unsealed in warm weather it will release moisture. This means that an “unsealed board will absorb some moisture in damp or wet areas” if left unsealed. You should not expect the board to hold it’s integrity if submerged in water or exposed to multiple wet/dry processes, before use, particularly without adequate MgO sealing. Use special MgSO4 “vapour permeable Sealer” (See Recommended products). Klaas AquaCrunch S1. (Supplied by Firecrunch). FireCrunch should not be left out in the rain before sealing /priming. MgSO4 Sealer [...]

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Is FireCrunch toxic in any way?

No. FireCrunch contains no formaldehyde, no asbestos and no toxic chemicals or CORROSIVE MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE. FireCrunch uses Magnesium Sulphate (MgSO4) being a non-corrosive element and in this regard is unique at present in Australia ( NO VOC).

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Is FireCrunch Termite Proof?

Yes. Termites, one of the worst contributors to home damage, have no interest in FireCrunch, they cannot consume it and are repelled by (MgSO4) TOTAL PROTECTION FOR EXPENSIVE TIMBER FRAMING.

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Is FireCrunch Sound Proof?

Yes. FireCrunch has a high sound insulation rating : Rw62 PLUS ctr NET Rw 52. FireCrunch exceeds BCA minimum requirements for airborne sound insulation between walls AS 717. See Certifications.

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Is FireCrunch Fireproof?

FireCrunch has a very high fire resistance and has been tested at temperatures up to 1200ºC for over four (4) hours and board did not ignite or pass flames) CSIRO. FireCrunch passed the following BCA ABCB AND NCC tests in 2015, re-assessed July 2020 to 2025. AAS1530.1 Non-combustible building cladding AAS1530.4 Fire resistant systems tests in timber and steel framing load (55Kn) and non-load bearing AS 5367 Non-flash over and (RISF) Resistance to Insipient spread of flames 60 minutes and 90 minutes AS 3837 Smoke release and pre-ignition tests AS 3959 Bush fire standard for all BAL FZ flame [...]

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Is FireCrunch environmentally friendly?

Yes. FireCrunch is recyclable, contains no toxic chemicals, FORMALDEHYDE, ASBESTOS OR VOC (Ask us for copy SDS or see Certifications, Australian Govt legal requirement) support@firecrunch.com.au or call 1300 933 102. FireCrunch has one tenth the carbon footprint of fibre cement plasterboard and due to the need for less repair, has less wastage. During the manufacturing process, in carbonation, FireCrunch draws back 90% of the CO2 used in manufacturing and makes it a virtually carbon neutral product. Any waste is just ground up and reused. Only 1% wood chip used in FireCrunch products, eliminating the destruction of millions of oxygen generating, [...]

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How is FireCrunch different to plasterboard?

FireCrunch differs from plasterboard in a number of ways in that it is: Approx. ten times stronger It won’t degrade in water* It cannot be eaten by termites so totally protects timber framing Is easier to handle and use (less chance of board damage) Can be used as both an indoor and outdoor lining Improves the thermal and sound insulation of your project Acoustics are Rw 62 plus ctr =net Rw52 BCA requirement Rw 50 net 90mm frame cavity using appropriate ( Mfg) insulation batts FRL 90/90/90 Is virtually fireproof (CSIRO certified). See Certifications (FRL 30/30/30 to 90/90/90) * [...]

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