NOTICE TO ALL READERS:
The reports put in the general market place by the University of LUND in Denmark, The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) in Queensland Australia and by CertMark International John Thorpe regarding the potential threat of rust and corrosion caused by magnesium oxide boards are thoroughly misleading and lack any creditability or proof of real world performance of magnesium oxide boards when used in real world holistic applications.
These reports can be considered at best based on hypothetical opinions that are laboratory generated and not that of real world findings.
Mr John Thorpe of CertMark International in his position has no qualification nor skills regarding that of the manufacture, installation and formulation of high quality magnesia cement board products, nor is he technically qualified to hold himself or his company out as an industry experts in the aspect of magnesia cement products.
Whereas the Universities have had students and academic scientists carry out under grants loosely based investigative reporting on these topics and it can be found that the students and academics that published these papers for their graduate grades made there own admission throughout the documented reports that highlight extensive failures in testing protocols. Yet they still made opinion based claims without factual evidence (EG sand blasting the protective coating off metal before placing it in a humidity saline environment and then blaming the MgO board samples for the corrosion on the metal) This shows complete lack of technical understanding of the principals of protecting any material from the potential impacts caused by incorrect applications and installations.
FACTS HAVE SHOWN IN THE REAL WORLD AFTER 35yrs that high quality Magnesia Cement Boards do not pose a risk in building and construction when installed correctly utilising the correct fixtures, fittings and attention to the guidelines as set down by the steel industry and government bodies to reduce the potential risks caused by condensation / moisture that could lead to rust and corrosion issues.