|Strength and Stability||
VIROC functions well as a structural substrate in prefabricated
modular or on-site construction, employing either steel or wood
VIROC is noncombustible (ASTM E-136) and has superior
Water, Freeze and
VIROC is stable when subjected to water immersion without any
sealant applied to the board. It will not delaminate in water
and is dimensionally stable.
Test results of ASTM D-256 indicate that VIROC is capable of
successfully resisting substantial impact forces without
experiencing breakage or fissuring.
|As a result of its mass, VIROC offers excellent sound attenuation.|
|Ease in Installation|| VIROC
assemblies are lightweight, fire resistant and structurally
sound. These features make VIROC easy to install and contribute to
significant in-place economies.
VIROC is designed to accept a variety of decorative and protective
surface coatings. Its smooth surface is an excellent base for paints
as well as synthetic stucco finishes.
VIROC does not present
health hazards, and is
The uniting of wood fiber and Portland cement produces a building
panel which is non-toxic. VIROC does not contain asbestos, silica
or other carcinogenic agents.
|Fabricates Like Wood||
VIROC's properties are non-directional and present no difficulties
when installing regardless of panel orientation VIROC may be sawn,
planed, sanded, drilled, routed, nailed and screwed.
VIROC has been used in a wide range of climatic conditions
throughout the world and has been thoroughly tested for
weatherability and durability.
|BOCA-ES Evaluated||VIROC has been evaluated by BOCA-ES, as Type T2 Cement Bonded Particleboard, Research File No. 94-61, Division 06-Section 06128.|
|Additional Approvals||City of New York MEA# 179-95-M.|
VIROC is warranted not to crack, spall or degrade for a period of
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