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Contact: Ryan Miller, General Manager

WILMINGTON, N.C. (July 10, 2024) – US MgO Company announced today that Innovation MgO Wall Panels received a second fire listing from ICC-ES applicable to ASTM E119.

The new listing provides architects, specifiers, and end users with confidence that Innovation MgO Wall Panels have been third-party tested to withstand fires burning through exterior wall assemblies that incorporate Innovation MgO Wall Panels.

ASTM E119: Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials is widely recognized as an industry standard for testing building materials for fire resistance. Innovation MgO Wall Panels’ new ESL-1610 details critical testing information and parameters that enable project teams to design fire-rated wall assemblies with confidence.

“We’re very proud to report this news as it validates Innovation MgO Wall Panels’ ability to serve as a critical material in a fire-resistant wall assembly that protects the lives of occupants and first responders in the event of a fire,” said Ryan Miller, General Manager of US MgO Company. “On our first day as a business, US MgO Company established a goal of surpassing the minimum requirements of industry standards involving life safety. Innovation MgO Wall Panels continue to set a new standard for fire-resistant sheathing products used in multifamily, commercial, and industrial buildings,” said Miller.

Innovation MgO Wall Panels previously obtained ESL-1596 that applies to ASTM E84: Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials. This listing informs project teams of Innovation MgO Wall Panels’ performance in the case of a fire burning up an exterior wall.  

Both ICC-ES listings replace the need to obtain a UL Number for each wall assembly. View ESL-1610 for detailed information on fire-rated assemblies incorporating Innovation MgO Wall Panels.

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About Innovation MgO

The Innovation MgO series of sheathing panels includes 1/4” Flex Panels for SIP and SIS products and interior walls, 1/2” Wall Panels for exterior load bearing fire-rated walls and interior fire-rated walls, and 1/2” and 3/4” Subfloor Panels for use in flooring underlayment and structural subfloors. Innovation MgO 1/2” Wall Panels are pending final approval for use in all building types I, II, III, IV, and V per ASTM E136 / IBC 2021. Consult published Innovation MgO assembly requirements and local building codes for fire-rated design requirements.

About US MgO Company

US MgO Company is a leading supplier and manufacturer of high-quality magnesium oxide (MgO) cement sheathing panels catering to the commercial, multifamily, and industrial construction markets in North America. US MgO was established by a team of accomplished building products industry veterans and partners that boast decades of extensive experience in the development, research, and manufacturing of MgO sheathing panels and innovative building products.