Autoclave Systems for Fiber Cement

Autoclave systems for fiber cement:

Fiber cement is a durable building product, popular for its resistance to weather and other destructive forces. Find out how an autoclave for fiber cement works and how the right system will increase efficiency and productivity.

No matter your industry, improving your processes and increasing efficiency and productivity are goals you’re striving for.

You want to be as profitable as possible, right?

The key is working with the right manufacturer – one who is experienced, skilled, and is a force in the industry.

Tank Fab is the leading manufacturer of autoclave systems for fiber cement in the United States.

Our turnkey autoclave solutions are designed and manufactured from start to finish on our property.

Let’s explore what fiber cement is and how it has revolutionized the construction industry.

What is fiber cement?

Fiber cement is a building material typically used on the outside of both commercial and domestic structures.

It’s popular for its aesthetic appeal as well as its durability.

Fiber cement is made of a composite material of sand, cement and cellulose fibers.

It’s extremely resistant to the elements, which is why it’s usually used as building siding, but it also has many indoor applications like flooring and bathroom tiles.

Fiber cement is flexible to install. It can be painted before or after installation.

Thinner sheets of fiber cement are fragile and require special care to ensure they don’t break.

A short history

Created in 1903 by the Swedish company Schweizerische Eternitwerke, the material was made to replace asbestos cement sheeting.

The adoption of fiber-cement siding rapidly increased in popularity since the 1980s as the asbestos alternative ceased being manufactured. It is also popular in coastal areas due to its superior wind resistance in comparison to vinyl siding.

Benefits of fiber cement

Fiber cement has many critical benefits, including the following:

  • FIber cement, unlike traditional materials like wood, is not susceptible to termites or other natural rot-causing agents.
  • After installation, fiber cement requires virtually no maintenance.
  • It’s extensively tested by being exposed to extreme heat, cold and moisture.
  • It’s also fire resistant, making it a popular choice in locations where fire hazards are a concern.

How autoclave systems for fiber cement work

Part of the fiber cement production process is completed within an autoclave.

Typically, the fiber cement product is manufactured into its wet pre-finished form on an assembly line and loaded onto pallets. These pallets are then loaded onto tram carts.

At the end of the line, the pallet carts are loaded into the autoclave.

High-heat steam pressure is then injected into the autoclave to cook the fiber cement into its rigid form.

Here’s a great video by one of our clients showing the fiber cement production process.

Increasing efficiency

When you purchase an autoclave system, you want to trust that you’re getting a superior-quality product that will have a positive impact on your business.

You want to work with a manufacturer who listens to your needs and defines the details so that the autoclave system you purchase meets your unique requirements.

And it doesn’t hurt if the company you work with can offer you a one-stop-shop experience. Tank Fab leads the autoclave industry with its cutting-edge technology, years of experience and a wide range of manufacturing and repair services.

We help businesses like your get the best autoclave system for fiber cement.

Have you been looking for a fiber cement autoclave manufacturer? What qualities are essential to your business?

This post was originally published on 9/1/2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.

Author: Jeffrey Lippincott

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