Bison Panel has innumerable applications – Internally it can be used in all places, where an ordinary particle board can be used. For example: Partitions, False Ceilings, Door, wall Claddings, Flooring, Kitchen platforms, Table tops, Stair case, Lockers, Cabinets, Cabins etc.
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- False ceilings
- Wall claddings
- The excellent qualities of the fire resistance and acoustic insulation apart from natural resistance to weather, fungus, termite and vermin attack, makes the Bison Panel an ideal choice for partitions in residential, commercial, industrial complexes and public buildings
- Bison Panel is an ideal material for many types of dry wall partitions including double skin and single skin with steel, aluminum and timber studs. These partitions are light in weight and economical
- Steel stud partitions are very light and provide high value of fire resistance and sound insulation
- The basic system can be adopted to achieve upto 4 hours rating by the incorporation of thermal insulation materials by providing various thickness of Bison Panel
- A typical partition wall is constructed by conventional stud and track method which is known to most of the carpenters
- Galvanized steel studs (C. Sections) 48mm x 36mm x 0.8mm lip or 70mm x 35mm x 0.8mm lip with suitable tracks are available in the market. The tracks are fixed to floor and ceiling by means of masonry screws or nails. The vertical studs are cut to size and fitted between the top and bottom tracks at 610mm centers. Openings required for doors and windows are marked on the studs and block outs left while fixing the boards. Upon completion of the board fixing, the doors and window frames are fixed with suitable screws.
- The False ceiling system adopted for Bison Panel is the usual suspended ceiling system commonly adopted for all other boards. The usual methods adopted for suspension ceiling system will also hold good for the Bison Panel.
- The thickness of the Bison Panel for False ceiling can be 6mm or 8mm depending on the requirement of the thermal comfort. The grid formation can be 610 x 610mm or 610 x 1220mm as required.
- When Aluminum sections are used for the grid, the minimum thickness of the section shall be 1.2mm and size 35mm x 35mm
- While placing the board in the grid, a clearance of 2mm shall be given between the board and the grid on all sides for taking care of thermal expansion
- Bison Panel is best suited for wall claddings. Interior wall cladding is done for decoration purpose or for avoiding dump walls
- Wood reapers or light weight G.I. steel profiles are used for fixing boards on the walls.
Care is taken to see that all board joints are occurring in the middle of the supports
- Normally, 12mm or 16mm board is recommended for wall claddings. Fixing is done by screws
Bison Panel is the best choice as an alternative to wooden flooring to suit different climatic conditions – as a thermal insulating floor, as hollow flooring, as floating floors and as mezzanine flooring
The following guide lines are recommended for flooring
- The minimum thickness of the board for flooring shall be 16mm panels
- The supporting rafters are to be spaced at 610mm centre to centre or less. The edges of the boards are to be fuly supported and fixed to rafters with screws at 400mm centers
- Over size screw holes are to be drilled in the board for allowing expansion
- The board joints should be staggered. They can be fixed flush. But a gap of about 10 to 15mm is to be left on the periphery of the floor to allow for expansion. The gaps can be concealed by a skirting plate fixed on the wall 2 or 3mm above the floor.
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