Everest – Solid Wall Panel [Rapicon]

In today’s fast-paced world, time and space are being squeezed on every front. Everest Industries Limited, pioneer of fiber cement products in India, introduces SOLID WALL PANELS – a new age product that will revolutionize the construction industry. Everest Solid Wall Panels offer solutions to these constraints by providing options that deliver a promise of strength, speed and safety. This revolutionary dry wall solution maintains the solid effect of a conventional brick or block wall, however, it is 20 times faster to construct thanks to its tongue and groove joining system, is 90% lighter and can withstand a fire for more than two hours.

Everest Solid Wall Panels are sandwich panels made of lightweight FRACC (fiber-reinforced aerated cement core) and E- Boards (asbestos-free cement boards). Factory-cured sandwiched Everest Solid Wall Panels are light in weight, fire resistant and sound insulating.
Everest’s high quality asbestos-free E-Boards used as skin gives Everest Solid Wall Panels a smooth finish and makes them dimensionally stable and resistant to moisture/humidity. Everest Solid Wall Panel’s smooth surface can accept a host of finishes, making these modules ideal for aesthetically pleasing interiors and exteriors.

Everest Solid Wall Panel come with the universally ccepted tongue-and-groove joint system to facilitate easy assembly. Now, RAPICON can easily replace brick and mortar; and other partition materials and systems for clean, hassle-free constructions.

Everest Solid Wall Panel are ideal for a host of applications such as internal walls, external walls, prefab housing and mezzanine flooring.

Composition of Everest Solid Wall Panels

Composition is Everest Solid Wall Panel [ESWP] comprising of 4-5mm thick Fiber Cement Board on Either Side of the Light Weight FRACC [Fiber Reinforced Aerated Cement Core].


Composition of Fiber Cement Board
37% Cement
34% Flyash
17% Silica
08% Fiber
04% Additives

Composition of Core
63% Cement
33% Flyash
04% Binders and Additives


Technical & Physical Properties










50mm & 75mm

Standard Weight


42.8 for 50mm
58.2 for 75mm

Edge Profile


Square, Beveled

Apparent Density


IS 2380 P.3:77


Tensil Strength (perpendicular to surface)


IS 2380 P.4:77


Modulus of Rupture [MOR]


IS 2380 P.5:77


Screw Withdrawal Strength


IS 2380 P.14:77


Thermal Conductivity


ASTM C 177


Axial Compressive Strength


IS 2380 P.8:77


Sound Transmission Class


IS 9901 (Part 3)- 1981


Fire Rating


BS 476 Part 20 & 22


Fire Resistance Properties

Everest Solid Wall Panels are non combustible and quality for Early fire Hazard Indices as per BS-476 Part 20 & 22

Moisture Resistance Properties

Everest Solid Wall Panels are Moisture Resistant and are tested as per IS 2380


Technical & Physical Properties

Sr. No.

Test Conducted

Test Detail



Small Hard Body Impact


Surface Damage

Impact energy applied – 10 Nm
Pendulum Drop height – 0.33 m
Angle of Swing – 63.60

No Surface damage occurred
Max. depth of indentation- 0.6mm



Impact energy applied – 30 Nm
Pendulum Drop height – 1.0 m
Angle of Swing – 131.80

No perforation of facing observed
Max. Depth of indentation – 3 mm


Large Soft Body Impact


Surface Damage

Impact energy applied – 100 Nm
Pendulum Drop height – 0.204 m
Angle of Swing – 500

No Surface damage occurred



Impact energy applied – 120 Nm
Pendulum Drop height – 0.245 m

No Surface damage occurred

• Based on the performance criteria, the Everest Solid Wall Panel falls under severe duty panels.


Everest – Solid Wall Panel is a product which can combine with any material like brick wall, Aluminum Partition, glass partition, gypsum partition, wooden partition and such other structure. Low height and Full height partition with provisions for Cut out for electrical conduits, A/C pipe, Water etc is possible, and is having flush finish look.


Attributes of Everest Solid Wall Panel

1. Speed – 4 times faster construction.
2. Space – Slim Wall Panels Provides extras usable floor area.
3. Light Weight – One fourth times lighter than brick wall
4. Fire Rated – more than 2 hours
5. Sound Transmission – Gives sound insulation of 40 dB
6. Thermal Conductivity – 0.13 W/m degree Kelvin
7. Strength and Robustness (BS 5234(2) 1992) – Based on performance criteria, it falls under “SEVERE DUTY” Panels.
8. Moisture Resistance – Made out of Fibre Cement Board ESWP is Moisture Resistance and can be used in variable climatic conditions
9. Re-locatable – Panels are re-locatable, changes required at any time during the construction can be done with ease.
10. Environment friendly – Panels are made out of the recycled material and is Asbestos free and environmental friendly.
11. Sleeker Walls for great height – Without additional support Wall can reach height upto 4.8m without additional support.

12. Faster Completion of projects – It eliminates the curing time at site and assist in faster completion of projects with ease.
13. High Performance wall – Solid Wall Panel can be designed for high performance walls (Like 230mm) as per the customers need.
14. Clean and non Messy Work – It Does not require plastering and Keeps the work site neat and clean and is hassle free construction.
15. Structural Design – It saves the cost of the structure, due to light weight.
16. Resource management – It can be installed in remote locations where there is no availability of Sand, Water and Manpower etc.,
17. Finishing Options – It can take different finishes like POP, Wall Paper, Paints, etc.,
18. Minimum Wastage – Easy and economical material and wastage handling.
19. Saves Precious Water – As it is factory cured ready to use Panel, it does not require water.

Comparison between Brick Wall and Everest Solid Wall Panel Partition




Thickness and Construction system Category

5″ and 9″
Wet Construction

50 / 75 mm
Dry Construction

Space Consumption and future changing in Design.

5″ and 9″ will the minimum construction of wall which will reduce the space for use. Not Re Usable

50 / 75 will save at least 10% space of total area.Re Usable

Thermal Conductivity (W/m deg. K)



Dead Load

5″-270 kg/sq.Mtr
9″-500 kg/sq.Mtr

50mm-39 kg/sq.Mtr.
75mm-54 kg/sq.Mtr.

Fire Rating (Minutes)

Depends on Used Material


Sound Transmission co-efficient (db)

5″-45 db
9″-50 db

50mm – 38 db
75mm – 40 db


Using brick and mortar for construction is a time consuming affair. In today’s world time is money. Consider Rapicon Modules for interior and exterior application to save time, space, money; and for a clean construction site. A product from the house of Everest, it guarantees you superior attributes as well as the best in quality and durability.

• Internal Walls – Half Height / Full Height
1. Partition Walls in Commercial Buildings
2. Partition Walls in Residential Buildings
3. Partition Walls in temporary structures.
• External Walls
1. Cladding in Warehouses Factories Etc
2. Walls in Residential, commercial & Industrial buildings

• Prefab Housing
1. Schools, Colleges
2. Barracks
3. Hospitals, Rural Health Care Centers
4. Farm houses, Hotels, Resorts
5. Residential Buildings
6. Project-site Offices and accommodations.
7. Rehabilitation Centers
8. Roof-top extensions
9. Guard houses, Security cabins
10. Telecom Shelters and many more…

Handling Of Everest Solid Wall Panels.
• Everest Solid Wall Panels should be handled by at-least 3 – 4 Persons.
• Everest Solid Walls Panels should be handled in vertical position
• A Single Panel should be handled at a time.
• During transportation, edges and corners should be fully protected and adequate packing material should be used at the bottom and sides.
• Everest Solid Wall Panels should be handled with gloves to avoid patch mark.

Storage of Everest Solid Wall Panels.
• Everest Solid Wall panels must be stacked vertically. Never stack them horizontally.
• It is recommended to stack them 150 – 200mm above the ground level to avoid direct contact with dust, water etc.,
• Due support should be provided at equal intervals by using wooden battens under Everest Solid Wall Panel for uniform stacking.
• Always keep the tongue side of the panels on the top
• Position three metal spacers in between the panels, one at the center of the panel and other two on either sides i.e, 900mm away from center
• After stacking, always cover the panels with plastic/tarpaulin sheets when kept in the open.