Fiber cement (FC) is a highly durable composite material made from Portland cement, ground sand, cellulose fiber, selected additives and water. It contains no asbestos, glass fibers or formaldehyde. Our products enjoy the benefits of cementitious products (they resist fire, moisture, rotting, insects) while providing the workability and ease of installation compare to wood (they can be nailed and saw cut). They are regarded as being friendly to the environment and are extremely low in maintenance.
HCI uses cellulose fibre originated from Radiata Pine species. The fibre is imported from New Zealand. This fibre is identical to the cellulose fire in the paper industry.
No, because cellulose fibre available in Malaysia does not have the required specific property that provide the bending strength of the board.
“Autoclave” is an important process in making FC boards. Essentially, it is a process where “green boards” are fed into curing chamber (like a giant pressure cooker/ steamer). The temperature is kept at 180oC and the pressure is maintained at 8 bars. The entire autoclaving process takes about 16 hours. Upon completion, boards will be fully cured. Under natural condition, cementitious product will take 28 days for full curing.