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Life Cycle Carbon Analysis of Novel Board Material

02 May 2012
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Where: K501, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HG
Times: 12.30 -14.00 [GMT+1 / BST] (12:00 for lunch)


Duncryne Ltd was established in April 2011 to source and supply sustainable building materials. The company was formed by two experienced property professionals in conjunction with a Scottish owned, Far East sourcing company based in Shanghai.

The company’s principal product is Econicboard, a versatile high performance board which surpasses the performance criteria of other traditional building boards.

Econicboard is non toxic and free from formaldehyde, benzenes, solvents and oil based chemicals. It is manufactured using high quality raw materials consisting of magnesium oxide, magnesium chloride, perlite, recycled soft wood and water bound together with a fibrous mesh to create a durable and versatile board with the following UKAS tested and approved attributes:

  • Euroclass A1 Non- Combustible EN13501-1:2007
  • Fire Resistant BS 476: Part 22
  • Category 1 Racking Strength BS EN 594:2011
  • Severe Duty Impact Rating BS 5324
  • Resistant to mould and fungal growth BS 6399 Part 2
  • Dimensionably stable when exposed to moisture
  • Exceptional bonding surface

In addition econicboard has a very low vapour resistance of 1.2MNs/g making it ideal for use in “breathable” construction.
Given the numerous potential applications for such a versatile product Duncryne wished to evaluate its embodied carbon to verify its sustainable credentials before marketing it as a “green” material.

A Life Cycle Analysis of the carbon emissions associated with Econicboard was carried out by Glasgow Caledonian University and funded through the CIC Start programme. The results of the assessment process will be presented including a comparison with equivalent use products such as OSB, Plywood and MDF.


Dr Charles Russell, Glasgow Caledonian University

Charles is an Environmental scientist who specialises in carbon management and life cycle assessment of products and services

David McBeth, Duncryne Ltd

David is a chartered surveyor having specialised in property fund management, investment and development throughout the UK


There are two ways to attend this event.

All CIC Start Online members will be invited to attend the online webinar and will receive an email with the meeting link. This will provide a live video feed, presentation and chat area - with the opportunity to contribute to the discussion using the Q&A (online chat) facility.

Online attendance is free of charge to CIC Start Online members.

Please register as a member here – project membership is free.


You can also attend the seminar in person.

A buffet lunch will be provided before the event, providing opportunities for networking with fellow delegates and the seminar speakers.   Lunch and registration starts at 12:00, with the seminar commencing at 12:30.

If you wish to attend the seminar in person, please complete the registration form below.

The price is £70 per delegate (£50 for CIC Start Online members).


The seminar fee may be 50% funded by Skills Development Scotland if the business employs less than 250 people and meets Skills Development Scotland's criteria.  After booking the course, please contact or call 0300 456 8731.



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