Gypsum Unique Properties in Buildings

F0_0244_0000_webeurogypGypsum is fire protective
Gypsum is non-combustible and able to delay a fire’s spread up to 4 hours. Gypsum acts, in that case, as a fire barrier and thus reduces home or business fire damage.

Gypsum regulates sound
Gypsum walls, ceilings and floors together with insulation materials create quiet zones in the house or business environment. They are designed to provide a physical barrier to sound, incorporate a sound break and minimize reverberation.

Gypsum acts as a thermal insulator when combined with insulation materials
Thanks to its low thermal conductivity, Gypsum plasterboards contribute ,together with the insulating material to the insulation of external walls and linings.

Gypsum equilibrates humidity and heat peaks
Gypsum is capable of storing humidity when a room is humid and automatically releasing this humidity if the indoor air becomes too dry. Plasterboards have also a “heat-storing” ability. Small temperature increases are absorbed and radiated back later when the temperature in the room decreases.

Gypsum is impact resistant
The Gypsum Industry provides plasterboards, gypsum fibreboards and plaster blocks with a degree of hardness equivalent to a thick wall heavy masonry construction.

Gypsum is easy to install and to dismantle
To construct an internal wall, for example, a frame is erected, plasterboard is fitted to it, joints are filled, and the wall is created. The operation is fast, clean, dry and uncomplicated.

Gypsum is multifaceted, multipurpose, supple and aesthetic
A richness of forms can be created in plasterboard or stucco. For architects, building with gypsum products allows them to unleash their creativity thus allowing them to answer to the demands of their customer whist keeping within an affordable budget.