Hicem Boards

Ramco Hicem Boards effectively outperforms existing building materials on all important performance parameters, including flexural strength, impact strengths and durability. Hicem Boards are strong, non-combustible, water-resistant and are not affected by pests and termites.

Hicem Boards is manufactured using cement, cellulose fibres with performance enhancing special additives. Hicem Boards are made as per IS:14862-2000 standard in a laminor process and then autoclaved to give a stable crystalline structure.

The resultant crystalline structure makes the board durable and dimensionally stable even in adverse environments. Further, Hicem Boards come with good acoustic and thermal insulation properties to meet various end applications.

The surface of the board can be easily decorated with most varieties of paints, wall papers, laminates, veneers and ceramic tiles. These boards are compatible with common building materials, including galvanized steel and anodized aluminium.

PROPERTIES

  • FIRE RESISTANCE

    COMBUSTIBILITY

    Hicem Boards are non-combustible as per

    BS: 476: Part-4-1970.
  • IGNITABILITY

    Hicem Boards are not ignitable and conform to

    BS: 476: Part-5-1979.
  • FIRE PROPAGATION INDEX

    Fire Propagation Index I = 0.7,

    which is the best in Class as per

    BS: 476:Part-6-1989.
  • SURFACE SPREAD OF FLAME

    Hicem Boards conform to
    Class I as per

    BS: 476: Part-7-1997

    indicating that it does not allow spread of flame

  • WATER RESISTANCE

    Hicem Boards are water resistant and are not affected even after soaking in water for 24 hours

  • NO MOULD GROWTH

    Hicem Boards are made from natural minerals which are inorganic in nature and hence free from mould growth.

  • TERMITE RESISTANCE

    Hicem Boards are made mostly of inorganic minerals and are termite resistant.

  • THERMAL INSULATION

    Hicem Boards have "K" value of 0.18 W/m-K, and hence contribute enormously to energy saving

  • 100% Asbestos Free

    Hicem Boards are manufactured using cement, cellulose fibres with special additives and do not contain Asbestos.

DIMENSIONAL STABILITY

Hicem Boards are cured under HPSC (High Pressure Steam Curing) which causes an irreversible matrix change providing high dimensional and chemical stability accompanied by low alkalinity.

SEAMLESS FINISH

Hicem Boards can provide seamless finishes when installed with most forms of paints, wall papers and laminates.

APPEARANCE

Hicem Boards have an off-white, superior texture making it suitable for all kinds of finishes.

APPLICATIONS

TYPES OF BUILDINGS PERFORMANCE FEATURES PLACES TO BE USED
Hospitals, Schools, Railway Stations High Impact Strength Partitions, Paneling
Software Parks, Theatres,Commercial Complexes, Warehouses High Flexural Strength AC Ventilation Ducts
Offices, Bus Terminus, Petrol Bunks Water Resistance Wall Panelings
Heat Insulation Ceilings
Educational Institution Sound Insulation Classrooms
Hospitals, Laboratories Water Resistance Corridor
Wall Paneling for Hospitals
Housing Termite Resistance Kitchen Shelves
Dimensional Stability Doors
Apartments, Hotels Sound Insulation Guest Rooms
Barrier Walls
Recreation Buildings Sound Insulation Music Halls, Theatres
Hotels and Community Centers

SPECIFICATIONS

PROPERTIES UNIT STANDARD VALUES
Dimensional Characteristics:
Thickness mm IS 14862:2000 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16 and 18
Nominal Length mm IS 14862:2000 595, 610, 1195, 1220, 1830 and 2440
Nominal Width mm IS 14862:2000 595, 610 and 1220
Mechanical and Physical Characteristics:
Apparent Density (Dry) Kg/m3 IS 14862:2000 1200
Modulus of Rupture (EMC) MPa IS 14862:2000 14 - Parallel, 8 - Perpendicular
Impact Strength J/m² - > 2100
Tensile Strength MPa ASTM D1037 20 - Parallel, 18 - Perpendicular
Screw Withdrawal Strength N IS:2380 Part XIV > 1300
Moisture Content (EMC) % - 12
Dry/Wet Shrinkage % - ≤ 0.19
Water absorption % - 38
Chemical Characteristics:
Alkalinity pΗ - 8 - 9
Sound Insulation:
Acoustic Insulation (12mm thick) dB ISO 140-3:1995 31
Heat Insulation:
Thermal Conductivity W/m-K ASTM C177 and ISO 8302 0.18
Fire Protection:
Combustibility - BS 476:Part 4:1970 Non-combustible
Ignitability - BS 476:Part 5:1979 ‘P’ Not Easily Ignitable
Fire Propagation Index - BS 476:Part 6:1989 I - 0.7
Surface Spread of Flame - BS 476:Part 7:1997 Class - 1
Durability:
Water Impermeability - IS 14862:2000 No Leakage
Freeze Thaw Test - IS 14862:2000 Passes 100 Cycles (2 hours cycle)
Warm Water - IS 14862:2000 Passes 56 days
Soak Dry - IS 14862:2000 Passes 50 Cycles (2 hours cycle)
Heat Rain - IS 14862:2000 Passes 50 Cycles (2.5 hours cycle)
Biological - - No fungus growth or termite attack
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