Ramco Hicem Boards effectively outperforms existing building materials on all important performance parameters, including flexural strength, impact strength 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 laminar 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.
Hicem Boards are non-combustible as perBS: 476: Part-4-1970.
Hicem Boards are not ignitable and conform toBS: 476: Part-5-1979.
which is the best in Class as perBS: 476:Part-6-1989.
Hicem Boards conform to
Class I as per
indicating that it does not allow spread of flame
Hicem Boards are water resistant and are not affected even after soaking in water for 24 hours
Hicem Boards are made from natural minerals which are inorganic in nature and hence free from mould growth.
Hicem Boards are made mostly of inorganic minerals and are termite resistant.
Hicem Boards have "K" value of 0.18 W/m-K, and hence contribute enormously to energy saving
Hicem Boards are manufactured using cement, cellulose fibres with special additives and do not contain Asbestos.
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.
Hicem Boards can provide seamless finishes when installed with most forms of paints, wall papers and laminates.
Hicem Boards have an off-white, superior texture making it suitable for all kinds of finishes.
|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|
|Educational Institution||Sound Insulation||Classrooms|
|Hospitals, Laboratories||Water Resistance||Corridor|
|Wall Paneling for Hospitals|
|Housing||Termite Resistance||Kitchen Shelves|
|Apartments, Hotels||Sound Insulation||Guest Rooms|
|Recreation Buildings||Sound Insulation||Music Halls, Theatres|
|Hotels and Community Centers|
|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||> 1500 (Typical 1850)|
|Moisture Content (EMC)||%||-||12|
|Dry/Wet Shrinkage||%||-||≤ 0.19|
|Alkalinity||pΗ||-||8 - 9|
|Acoustic Insulation (12mm thick)||dB||ISO 140-3:1995||31|
|Thermal Conductivity||W/m-K||ASTM C177 and ISO 8302||0.18|
|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|
|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|