Gypsum All Around

Gypsum is used for all types of buildings, both residential and non-residential, and for refurbishment as well as construction. Gypsum can be used for very beautiful, contemporary designs and structures, as well as for simple everyday items and processes.

Around 5 million tonnes of gypsum-based plaster are used every year in European building interiors. This means that more than 1,500 million square metres of European interior surfaces are covered with gypsum plasterboard, blocks or paste every year.

More than 1,500 million square metres of European interior surfaces are covered every year with gypsum-based products.

Did you know?

  • Gypsum is non-combustible. It contains water and is able to prevent a fire from spreading for up to 4 hours.
  • Gypsum provides sound insulation. Gypsum acoustic boards, used as part of insulation materials, provide a sound barrier between rooms and spaces.
  • Gypsum has a low thermal conductivity. When used with insulation materials for walls and linings, it can trap heat in rooms and buildings.
  • Gypsum can improve the impact resistance of areas that need strong walls, such as schools, public buildings and hospital corridors.
  • Gypsum is easy to install and to disassemble. At the end of use it can be completely recycled into new gypsum products.