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Europa House

2nd Floor

Harcourt Center

Harcourt Street

Dublin, 2

Ireland

Phone: 353 1 411 6924

Fax: 353 1 479 1128

James Hardie Industries plc operates as a manufacturer of fiber cement products and systems for internal and external building construction applications in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. The company markets its fiber cement products and systems under various Hardie brand names, such as HardiePlank, HardiePanel, HardieTrim, and HardieBacker boards; and other brand names, such as Artisan by James Hardie, Cemplank, Scyon, and HardieLinea. Products The company manufactures a range of fiber cement building materials for both internal and external use across a range of applications, including external siding, internal walls, floors, ceilings, soffits, trim, fencing and facades. While there are some market specific products, the company’s core product ranges, being planks, which are used for external siding and flat sheets, are used for internal and external wall linings and floor underlayments and are sold across all of the markets in which the company operates. Products Used in External Applications The company developed a proprietary technology platform that enables the company to produce thicker yet lighter-weight fiber cement products that are generally easier to handle than most traditional building products. Products Used in Internal Applications In addition, the company’s fiber cement products for internal applications exhibit less movement in response to exposure to moisture and impact damage than many competing products, providing a substrate on which to install tiles. New Products In the United States, the company’s new products include HardieReveal2.0 panel system, James Hardie Insulated Lap Siding and Trim, HardieTrim 2x board, HardieTrim NT3 Roughsawn board, HardieTrim Mouldings, Artisan V-Rustic premium exterior siding, custom colors using the company’s ColorPlus Technology, and an improved touch-up accessory to support ColorPlus products. In Australia and New Zealand, the company’s new products include the ARChitectural Prefinished panel range for commercial applications, including Invibe panels with Chromashield Technology and Inraw panels. Extensions to the existing Stria cladding products have been launched to provide Stria Standard 325mm, Stria Wide 405mm, and Splayed 255mm cladding profiles. Similarly, Axon cladding has been extended to provide Axon Smooth 133mm, Axon Smooth 400mm, and Axon Grained 133mm cladding. In Australia, the company’s HardieDeck system provided a major new product application launch in 2015. HardieBrace, a new online calculator tool, offers a way to simplify structural bracing calculations. Modcem modular flooring has provided an entry into commercial flooring applications. Similarly, Systemboard cladding provided a niche multi-story construction product application. Additions to the range of building science offerings include HardieWrap weather barrier, HardieFire Insulation, and HardieBreak Thermal Strip, as well as the HardieSmart Boundary, Aged Care and ZeroLot Wall Systems. Due to an evolution of the market in Australia, the Scyon range of products has been repositioned under the James Hardie brand as James Hardie products, including Scyon technology. In New Zealand, Secura Interior Flooring, Secura Exterior Flooring, Axent Fascia, HomeRAB 4.5mm Pre Cladding, HardieGlaze, Stria Cladding, Axon 400 and 133 Grained Cladding, Linea Oblique Cladding and Easy Lap Panel have been launched. In the Philippines, the company’s new products include the extension of the established Hardieflex range with the inclusion of Hardieflex Wet Area Walls lining and Hardieflex Pro products, primarily for wet area application, and HardieFlex Flooring. The European business has launched HardieFloor Structural Flooring, and has developed a range of products focused on improving acoustic performance of buildings, including HardieFloor dB Structural Acoustic Flooring, and HardieQStrip Acoustic Batten. Principal Markets The United States, Canada and Europe: In the U.S. and Canada, the major application for fiber cement building products is in external siding for the residential building industry. The external siding market inclu

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