A proven history, a promising future

Etex production of Cedral fibre cement cladding

A proven history, a promising future

With over 100 years’ experience, Etex has grown from a small Belgian family business into an international industrial group and has perfected the manufacturing of fibre cement building materials.

Cedral is Etex’s brand targeted at homeowners and is committed to build more beautiful homes around the world, to continuously improve existing materials and to drive innovation to generate new products and solutions.

Cedral fibre cement

What is Fibre cement?

Fibre cement is a composite building material containing cement and fibres.

What is Fibre cement?

Fibre cement is a composite building material containing cement and fibres.
It is a strong and versatile material that can be used across a range of applications.​

How is it made?

  • Portland Cement – binds all the ingredients
  • Cellulose fibres – sourced from sustainable reserves, act as filter fibres​
  • Synthetic fibres – used as reinforcing fibres​
  • Sand – used for its resilience and weather performance
  • ​Water – brings it all together and activates the hardening process of the cement ​

Why use Fibre cement?

  • Fire-resistant: Cedral products are Class 0 and EN 13501-1 fire performance classified to A2-s1, d0 which is one of the best classification ratings that can be achieved.
  • Low maintenance, resistant to rot and warping: Fibre cement doesn’t rot and lasts longer than traditional cladding materials. It doesn’t contain any metals so it won’t not rust. Thanks to its thermal stability it will not warp or crack under high temperatures.​
  • Stands up to the harshest weather conditions: Fibre cement is resistant to all kinds of weather, from severe frosts and torrential rain to high heat and direct sunlight. It has a minimum life expectancy of 50 years.​
  • Light-weight building material: With the layered production and fibre matrix supporting the cement, fibre cement is thinner than concrete, but has the same performance benefits.