Fermacell started in 1971 and now is a member of Xella International Group. Fermacell products are manufactured in 5 factories, three in Germany and one in the Netherlands and in Spain. Fermacell products are manufactured from recycled materials and are tested and certified by the Cologne Eco Institute. Fermacell products are of high strength and rigidity - cupboards or handrails or an LCD screen with fermacell board these can be fixed directly to the board without fastening to the substructure. Used as sheathing board in timber frame construction, 12.5 mm Fermacell board can contribute to the racking strength of the frame -- Fermacell boards are suited to commercial projects such as schools, hospitals and hotels.