With it’s origins dating back to Europe in the early 20th century, cement bonded particleboard (CBPB) was and still is a widely used building material in Europe, Asia and other parts of the world. Ameriform’s founders have been involved in the US structural cement board industry for over 25 years which at the time these products were just being introduced in this country. With growing demands in fire-resistant and green building products cement bonded particleboard (CBPB) has become an increasingly specified product in the United States. However, even with growing volume and market exposure many architects and builders have not seen this product before. In this article we will explain some of the basic benefits of cement bonded particleboard for use in traditional applications such as fire-rated floor, roof and wall assemblies.