Eterpan is a medium density fibre cement sheet that is used for external cladding, plastered finish, base for stone and brick slips, rigid air barrier, weatherboards, soffits, louvres, decks, internal linings, ceilings, flooring, tile and slate underlay. Eterpan sheets consist of the following: • Portland cement • Mineral fillers • Organic reinforcing fibres • Functional additives. Eterpan sheets are manufactured on a Flow-on machine and are autoclaved at high temperature and pressure. Eterpan is produced by Etex Group, the most global manufacturer of fibre cement with production facilities in 40 different countries. The Flow-on production process is different from the more traditional Hatschek process as it produces fibre cement in a more monolithic core and has superior water, frost and delamination resistance. There are 3 distinctive Eterpan products available: - Eterpan Refined with a sanded surface - Eterpan Base with an unsanded surface - Eterpan Siding, the weatherboard range produced with Eterpan technology. Dimensions and tolerances Standard thickness: 4.5, 6.0, 7.5, 9.0, 12.0, 15.0, 20.0 mm Eterpan Base 4.5 mm (for rigid air barrier, plastered finish) Eterpan Sealed for use as rigid air barrier Eterpan Base 4.5 mm (for soffits) Eterpan Base 6.0 mm (for rigid air barrier, wall and floor underlay for tiling, plastered finish over 10 m high) Eterpan Sealed for use as rigid air barrier Eterpan Refined 6.0 mm (for internal linings, soffits, ceilings) Eterpan Refined 7.5 mm (for soffits, fencing, ceilings) Eterpan Base 7.5 mm (for rigid air barrier) is not a standard stock product. Eterpan Base 9.0 mm (for plastered finish, base for stone slips, fencing, underlay wall tiling) Eterpan Sealed for use as rigid air barrier Eterpan Refined 9.0 mm (for cladding negative detail, soffits, internal linings, ceilings, fencing) Eterpan Base 12.0 mm (for handrails) Eterpan Base 20.0 mm (for decks).
Eterpan sheets are classified Type A under the requirements of AS 2908.2-1992 Cellulose Cement Products, Part 2 Flat sheets. Eterpan has been tested by BRANZ and reported in MTR 1083 to AS2908.2 which defines standards of performance for flat sheets of cellulose-cement products. Eterpan has a BRANZ 50 year durability opinion, ref BDO 98/3 and meets the following performance criteria of the N.Z.B.C. Durability: a. When as a non structural part of the building envelope Eterpan meets the NZBC durability requirement of 15 years according to clause B2.3.1(b). b. When as a structural part of the building envelope Eterpan meets the NZBC durability requirement of 50 years according to clause B2.3.1(a), when coated with a water impermeable treatment, maintained over the life of the product. c. Eterpan is producer guaranteed against physical or mechanical deterioration for 50 years.
ETERPAN comes in a light beige colour. No other colours are available.
Eterpan sheet are installed over cavity cladding systems for external use and can be direct fixed for internal use.
Eterpan is a non hazardous product according to N.Z.B.C Performance F2.
The following presents a summary of the evidence offered to support NZ Building Code Compliance
Is an acceptable solution to the Building Code
The product will, if employed in accordance with the supplier's installation instructions and maintenance requirements, assist with meeting the following provisions of the Building Code
- B2 Durability
- E2 External moisture
- F2 Hazardous building materials
The product complies fully with the requirements set out in the following Compliance Document(s) or relevant parts of cited Standard(s) within the Compliance Document(s).
AS/NZS 2908.2 Cellulose-cement products - Flat sheet
NZBC E2/AS1 External moisture