Soben WeatherPlank Siding
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II PRODUCT RANGE
Soben International Products are asbestos free, non-combustible, easy to use and transport; rot proof, anti-bacterial, resistant to insects and mould growth as well as maintenance friendly. They also possess impact resistance, good chemical resistance, moisture / condensation resistance, small expansion rate and low wastage. Their thermal insulation quality also helps save energy. The majority of its products series conform to various British Standards. All Soben International Boards are ISO9001:2000 (Certificate of Conformity of Quality Management System Certification) and ISO14001:1996 (Environmental Management System Certificate) certified and has obtained Certificate of China Environmental Labelling Products Certification.
Currently, Soben International has the following product ranges:
Artistic Ceiling Acoustic Series, Color Series, Textured Series
DuraPanel Series DuraPanel, DuraPanel-D
FirePro. Series FirePro., FirePro-S.
PVC Foam Board
WeatherPan / WeatherPan-S
WeatherPlank Siding Products WeatherPlank Panel, WeatherPlank Siding, WeatherTrim
WeatherPro. Series WeatherPro., WeatherPro.-CP, WeatherPro.-Flex, WeatherPro.-L,
III WEATHERPLANK SIDING PRODUCTS
(A) ABOUT WEATHERPLANK SIDING PRODUCTS
WeatherPlank Siding products are made of autoclaved fibre cement reinforced calcium silicate boards that are 100% free from asbestos or sepiolite. Since WeatherPlank is laminated of specially formulated calcium silicate mixtures and selected fibres to form the designated thickness, unlike other siding boards made of vinyl or timber materials, maintenance cost of WeatherPlank is low. It is robust, impact resistant, moisture resistant and non-combustible. It is designed for use in direct weathering applications when used in conjunction with external grade textured finishes and other surface coatings or internal decorated applications. It can hold paint finishes 3-4 times longer than other siding board materials do. It has high water vapour permeability which helps eliminate condensation or water trapped behind the boards. Available products include WeatherPlank Siding, WeatherTrim and WeatherPlank Panel. WeatherPlank Siding Products are ISO9001:2000 (Certificate of Conformity of Quality Management System Certification) and ISO14001:1996 (Environmental Management System Certificate) certified and have obtained Green Product Label Award issued by National Environment Protection Bureau.
WeatherPlank is made of WeatherPro.-L fibre cement reinforced calcium silicate board, which is produced from a mixture of cement, silica, special cellulose fibres and selected fillers to impart durability, toughness and moisture resistance. It is then cured by an autoclaving process whereby the ingredients are reacted together under the effects of super-heated steam and high pressure. The synthetic cement silicate binder provides exceptional dimensional stability and an unrivalled resistance to movement due to effects of moisture or heat. WeatherPlank will not rot or support fungal growth and is unaffected by sunlight and steam. It does not contain any soluble ingredients or free alkali which could be dissolved by moisture or condensation causing unsightly marks. If exposed to moisture, WeatherPlank will completely recover on drying out naturally, with no permanent loss of strength. It will not degrade with time and within normal applications, the life of the product is limited only by the durability of the supporting structure and materials used in fastening.
WeatherPlank is easy to cut on site with standard wood working tools. Where seamless finishes are required, it can be finished with thin coat polymeric renders or other surface coatings to give a seamless finish. Standard WeatherPlank is off-white in colour and has a high quality embossed wood-like, wood grain smooth or traditional smooth surface textures.
WeatherPlank Panel is produced in full-sized standard board for wall paneling decoration. It can easily be cut on site to match various architectural features. WeatherPlank Siding is pre-cut in size for applications on planking, facades and shop fronts. WeatherTrim is pre-cut in size. It provides unmatched durability at corners, windows, columns and friezes.
WeatherPlank can be used in a wide variety of building applications because of its easy working, fixing and decorating characteristics. It can also be used at curved section. Typical applications include:
Lap siding for fagade and shop front
Decorative curved fagade
Internal and external walling paneling
Decorative feature wall panel
Wet area lining
Eaves and ceiling soffit lining
Soben International products are manufactured from a mixture of Portland cement, ground sand reinforced with natural fibres. Products do not contain asbestos, formaldehyde, gypsum or glass fibre.
CALCIUM SILICATE 50-60%
CRYSTALLINE SILICA 35-45%
Density 1300 kg/m3 +/- 5%
Flexural Strength (along grain) 10.50 MPa
Flexural Strength (across grain) 13.80 MPa
Moisture Movement (ambient to saturated) 0.05%
Surface Alkalinity pH 7-10
Resistant to Continuous Heating 800C
Non-Combustibility BS 476: Part 4
BS EN ISO 1182:1990
GB8624-1997, Grade A
Freezing and Thawing Test No alteration or de-lamination
Minimum Bending Radius Along grain
5600mm for 7.5mm
6600mm for 9mm
8800mm for 12mm