American Fiber Cement Corporation was founded to supply the finest reinforced cement building products for today's innovative construction professionals, and is the Master Distributor of the Euro Panels Overseas product lines for the United States as well as the Master Distributor for the Minerit product lines. Euro Panels is an affiliated company of the Etex Group, an industrial international group specializing in building materials. Minerit is an affiliated company with the Dansk Eternit Group.
AFCC, Euro Panels Overseas and Minerit share in the reputation for responsibility and leading-edge European technology. With 20 years experience AFCC's charter is to make top-of-the-line architectural products available in the United States. These applications include façade cladding, interior paneling and decorative architectural surfacing design.
Natura’s beautiful appearance and assured exterior serviceability has led to its use on prestigious high-rise residential, commercial and institutional buildings.
Natura Fiber Cement offers the designer subtle shades of color along with the crisp, clean lines required to create dynamic and attractive exterior surfaces. The creative freedom offered by Natura is underlined by its strength, light weight, durability and ease of use.
Semi-transparent coating on Natural Gray Fiber Cement
Semi-transparent coating on Anthracite Fiber Cement
Minerit HD (Heavy Duty) façade boards are extremely well suited to both new buildings and the renovation of old buildings. Minerit HD is a safe construction material for façades, balconies and footings and for agricultural construction. Minerit HD’s smooth, natural gray and even-quality surface allows effective staining or painting if desired, but does not require any surface treatment.
Minerit HD is a Finnish product that is made of clean and non-hazardous raw materials. As a Finnish product, Minerit HD is designed to withstand wear and extreme weather conditions of the north, such as major temperature and air humidity fluctuations. In addition, Minerit HD boards are non-combustible.
Minerit HD is available in 4 by 8 foot and 4 by 10 foot sheets, with a standard thickness ranging from ¼ to 3/8 of an inch
Specially developed for exterior cladding, Minerit HD is strong, durable and able to withstand extreme climatic and working conditions. Its smooth, cement gray surface provides the perfect base for a variety of finishes and composite panels.
Minerit Lightweight Interior fiber cement board is a durable and non-combustible building cement board and therefore a safe material for interior walls. Minerit Lightweight Interior board can solve even the most demanding compartmenting problems and structures with strict sound installation requirements. Minerit Light Weight interior board belongs in the best A1 fire class and the building material emissions class M1.
Minerit Light Weight interior fiber cement board is suited to new buildings and the renovation of old buildings. Minerit Light Weight interior fiber cement board can be used in schools, hospitals, day care centers, nursing homes, public office buildings, machine and sports halls, blocks of flats, terraced houses, boats, bomb shelters, detached houses etc.
Minerit LW fiber cement board also has excellent sound insulation properties. Taper edged boards are available for special joint applications.
SLATESCAPE is a man-made, environmentally friendly product with the look, feel and mass of natural stone. Like other natural surfaces (granite, marble, soapstone, etc.) its color, finish and consistency have normal variations. It’s durability makes SlateScape the perfect choice for the educational market. It has excellent static discharge properties, making it ideally suited for study carrels, computer labs and libraries.
Slatescape’s elegant appearance makes it the ideal choice for a variety of architectural and decorative designs. It looks great in kitchen and bathroom countertops, furniture applications, wall panels, window sills, and other mill work.
Colorlith HP is a non-asbestos fiber cement board which is recognized for its many years of service as a laboratory work surface. Through modern technology, Colorlith HP surfaces withstand the occurrence of static electricity, vibration and heat that are emitted from numerous electrical devices. This durable and economical material can be used for shelving, pegboards, window stools, fume hood liners, library and other types of furniture.
Modern advances in fiber-cement technology have improved Colorlith HP so that it handles the emergence of today's dry chemistry techniques in a more economical and durable 3/4" thickness. Colorlith HP laboratory work surfaces withstand the occurrence of static electricity, vibration and heat that are emitted from the numerous electrical devices being introduced into the laboratories. While handling these new emerging laboratory demands, Colorlith HP remains a proven, chemically- resistant and attractive work surface for use as tabletops, shelving, pegboards, window stools and fume hood liners. Colorlith HP's improved strength and durability allow 3/4" material to be utilized where l" or 1 1/4" would previously be required.
Historically, many competitive products have only offered a 1" or 1 1/4" work surface due to the necessity to meet product strength or production limitations. An economical 3/4" thickness also means that Colorlith HP is more cost effective in original installations compared to other chemically resistant work surfaces and, with simple regular maintenance, the lab top will provide long-lasting performance.
Superior Dry Chemistry Performance. Colorlith HP is harmonically dead and resists the transmittance of any static discharge through the sheet. Therefore, electronic equipment placed on Colorlith HP is safer from electric shorts than on other competitive tops. Colorlith HP has an excellent fire hazard classification and exceptional thermal shock resistance from hot crucibles, overturned Bunsen burners, and other direct and indirect heat sources. In addition, the good light reflective characteristics of Colorlith HP provides less eyestrain than other available products.
Excellent Chemical Resistance. Colorlith HP remains highly resistant to the corrosive action of acids, alkalis, reagents and solvents commonly used in the laboratories. Its integral color helps make maintenance easy while the attractiveness of Colorlith HP's surface remains relatively constant throughout its long life. In order to provide the laboratory work surface with the best value, AFCC recommends that an evaluation of potential work surfaces be conducted using the actual solutions that exist in the planned laboratory. During the evaluation you will notice that NO LABORATORY TABLE TOP IS STAINPROOF.
Extremely Durable. AFCC Colorlith HP work surfaces are specifically designed to take the daily punishment which occurs in most laboratories such as abrasion and wear, scratching and direct impact from dropped objects. In fact, Colorlith HP's exceptional structural strength permits it to be used with excellent results in thicknesses much thinner than the traditional 1" and 1 1/4" sizes. It is extremely resistant to physical abuse and offers great compressive strength and dimensional stability. The impressive cohesive strength of the work surface provides tremendous impact resistance... a quality which cannot be claimed by other commonly used materials in greater thicknesses. The great flexural strength of Colorlith HP supports loads from personnel climbing and walking on the top, plus the unanticipated installation of new and heavy equipment at a later date. In addition, one of the more important working characteristics of Colorlith HP is its screw holding strength to permit anchoring from underneath while insuring permanently rigid tops and watertight joints.
Economical. AFCC's Colorlith HP has several economical advantages. Since a 3/4" work surface can be utilized, it is very cost effective in original installation compared to other chemically resistant work surfaces. Colorlith HP is a fiber cement based product, not petroleum based like other competitive products, so it consistently has a low initial sheet cost. It is also produced in large sizes so fewer joints are required, which is very useful for today's popular laboratory designs. Also note that if job conditions change from original plans, Colorlith HP can be field fabricated to accommodate unexpected changes. Colorlith HP is available through various laboratory top fabricators, laboratory furniture manufacturers, and laboratory furniture dealers to insure competitive bidding.
Easy to Maintain. Since the Colorlith HP work surface can be renewed in the field, it will offer many years of useful service. Note that many original installations of Colorlith from the mid 1950's are still in good use today. By using simple general care procedures on a daily basis, as outlined under design data, the life and appearance of Colorlith HP will be prolonged.
A strong, weather-proof cladding board characterised by its muted, matt finish. During manufacturing, the through-coloured board receives a unique surface treatment which makes it powerfully resistant towards water staining and dirt, ensuring a long-lasting and durable facade.
Cembrit Cembonit comes in 11 subtle colours. The natural authenticity of the Cembrit Cembonit board is expressed through the slight colour variations in the surface, imbuing your facade with the play of light and nuances you associate with any natural building material. Over time, these natural variations may develop further as the surface patinates.
Classic grey fibre-cement board fully covered with 100% opaque, water-based acrylic paint in a range of contemporary colours. The full-covering paint makes the board powerfully resistant to green moss and algae, water stains and dirt.
Cembrit Metro comes in 26 expressive UR BANNATURE colours inspired by vibrant, dynamic metropolises in Europe. The board has an intense sheen and is highly wind and weather resistant. If you wish to add an even more unique expression to your facade, Cembrit Metro is available in most NCS-S colours. Set you creativity free with the bright and clear URBANNATURE colours.
Cembrit Metro is available in 1250 by 2500mm, 1250 by 3050mm, 1200 by 2500mm, and 1200 by 3050mm sheets, with a standard thickness of 8mm
A through-coloured baseboard fully covered with a matching 100% acrylic, water-based paint in a number of deep and natural colours with an intense sheen. The unique combination of a throughcoloured board and opaque paint gives the board a smooth and strong surface with reduced risk of visible scratches. The board is powerfully resistant towards green moss and algae as well as extreme weather conditions.
Cembrit Zenit comes in 16 natural yet intense URBANNATURE colours inspired by the universe and named after the colourful planets in the skies above. Among the standard colours, you find the blackest colour in the entire URBANNATURE range. This colour is named after the darkest planet ever discovered, also known as Erebus after the Greek god of darkness. If you wish to add an even more unique expression to your facade, Cembrit Zenit allows you to combine one of the nine baseboards with most NCS-S colours.
Zenit is available in 1250 by 2500mm, 1250 by 3050mm, 1200 by 2500mm, and 1200 by 3050mm sheets, with a standard thickness of 8mm
Sound and Weather Resistant The Cembrit fibre-cement boards deliver optimal sound and weather insulation. Noise as well as changing weather conditions such as frosts and thaws, warmth and water pose no threat to fibre-cement facades. The boards retain their shape at all times.
Low Maintenance The ability of the boards to resist green moss and algae attacks is equally impressive. The result is a long-lived facade that saves you time and effort on inconvenient and costly repairs and repaints.
Non-combustible The boards are non-combustible which is your guarantee for a safe building.
Easy Handling Cembrit fibre-cement boards are flexible and easy to handle. They can be delivered cut to size ready for installation or they may be cut on site with normal slow or fast running hand tools or stationary equipment following the instructions given by Cembrit. All this makes for lower construction costs and shorter construction times.