Uses of Gypsum in Buildings

F0_0244_0000_Page3maquetteGypsum building materials are used in all construction types (residential, non-residential, new or refurbished), ranging from complex high-tech systems to easy to install products adapted for use by the general public.

More than 1,600 million m2 of European interior surfaces are covered every year with plasterboards every year. around 5 million tons of plaster are used in Europe for interior lining.

More than 1,500 million m2 of European interior surfaces are covered every year with plasterboards, blocks or plaste

    A. Plasterboard

    Plasterboard is used for partitions and the lining of walls, ceilings, roofs and floors. The properties of plasterboard can be modified to meet specific requirements, such as fire resistance, humidity resistance, shock resistance, etc.

    B.  Decorative Plaster

    Plaster powder, mixed with water, manually or through the use of silo-supplied spray systems, are used to create an effective and aesthetically-pleasing lining for brick and block walls, and for ceilings.
    Gypsum’s adaptability in application lends itself to moulding and shaping. Since time immemorial, Gypsum has been used by skilled craftsmen to create decorative plaster mouldings.

    C. Building plaster

    Gypsum plaster is used for walls and ceilings.

    D. Plaster blocks

    Gypsum blocks are used for partitions and Gypsum tiles for ceilings.

    E. Gypsum-based self-levelling screeds

    Anhydrite or Alpha-Hemihydrates are used in the production of self-levelling floor screeds.

    F. Gypsum Fibreboards

    Gypsum fibreboard is used for partitions and the lining of walls, ceilings, roofs and floors. Standard Gypsum fibreboard offers good performance when it comes to shock resistance, sound insulation and humidity resistance.