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ON MARS NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has found bright veins of a mineral, apparently gypsum, deposited by water. Analysis of the vein will help improve understanding of the history of wet environments on Mars. "This tells a slam-dunk story that water flowed through underground fractures in the rock," said Steve Squires of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., and principal investigator for Opportunity. "This stuff is a fairly pure chemical deposit that formed in place right where we see it. That can't be said for other gypsum seen on Mars or for other water-related minerals Opportunity has found. It's not uncommon on Earth, but on Mars, it's the kind of thing that makes geologists jump out of their chairs."

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THE BIG 5 CONSTRUCT INDIA 2015 Bombay The fair will take place again this year in this Indian city, between the next 10th to September 12th, 2015 in the premises of the exhibition center Bombay Exhibition Centre. The Big 5 Construct Bombay India 2015 will be perhaps the most important fairs of all those held in India industry, hence her appointment give the best professionals and companies that will show the latest developments and innovations in its various aspects, being an event for all of them almost inexcusable assistance developments therefore it is presented to us, as the contacts may be established. New Zealand Government -New recycling facility for building wasteThis new recycling facility is about greening the building industry, enabling 30,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste to be diverted from going to landfill. It will enable thousands of tonnes of wood, plasterboard, steel, plastics and aggregates from the construction sector to be sorted and re-processed into a reusable form. The $4.2 million facility is part-funded by a Government grant of $2.1 million from the Waste Minimization Fund, and has created 15 jobs in the local Onehunga community. The opening of this new facility is very timely with Auckland on the brink of its largest ever building boom. The house build rate has increased from 4000 to 8000 per year since 2011, and is expected to grow to over 12,000 homes per year. Each home constructed generates four tones of waste and it makes sense to recycle as much of this construction material as possible TejerĂ­as sur, monte perdiguero s/n 26500 Calahorra (la Rioja) Spain +34941145341 Email

Reviewing 5 Levels of Gypsum Board Finish Level 0 is used in temporary construction or if final decoration is undetermined. No taping or finishing is required. A Level 1 finish is recommended in areas that would generally be concealed from view or in areas that are not open to public traffic. Level 2, in garages, warehouse storage areas and other similar areas where the final surface appearance is not of concern, a Level 2 finish is the recommendation. Level 3 in areas to be decorated with a medium or heavy hand and spray applied textures or where heavy-grade wall coverings will become the final decoration, a Level 3 finish is recommended. Level 4 if the final decoration is to be a flat paint, light texture or lightweight wall covering, a Level 4 finish is recommended. Level 5 finish is recommended for areas where severe lighting conditions exist and areas that are to receive gloss, semi-gloss, enamel or non-textured flat paints.

SORBAS, among the largest quarries in the world. The site of Sorbas is located in the municipality of Sorbas, southeast of the province of Almeria, Spain. The genesis of sedimentary evaporate deposits such as the site of Sorbas, takes place in shallow inland seas, partially open by reef barriers, thus seas isolated input cycles, evaporation and precipitation that cause saturation fields are generated Saline large extent and power. The site of Sorbas has power to 70m spread over four levels. Gypsum sedimentary series are interrupted by horizontal marl layers up to 2m power. The cast of the area is selenĂ­tico type, whose appearance is that of an aggregate of large crystals highlight the few interbedded by presenting and high purity of the mineral. Saint Gobain IbĂŠrica, S.A. It has reserves of over 80 million tons of high purity plaster at the site of Sorbas

HISTORY Archaeologists have discovered that the Romans and Egyptians used methods long forgotten, to mimic marble plaster time. However, it was in the 16th century, during the Italian Renaissance plaster contemporary recipes were conceived and perfected to perform complex deposits on furniture surfaces. In early Renaissance many marbles were rare or desired have been exhausted. Plaster could imitate those marbles and create colours and patterns that do not exist in nature. The use of plaster soon expanded into moulded ornaments, shafts of columns and even entire walls, a process that became known as Stucco Marmol. TejerĂ­as sur, monte perdiguero s/n 26500 Calahorra (la Rioja) Spain +34941145341 Email

Marble using Stucco spread throughout continental Europe and finally to Britain in the 18th century featured Uses include marble stucco columns and pilasters England in Buckingham Palace and Syon House by Robert Adam. A significant advance in the technology of plaster was achieved in the mid-19th century with the advent of Keen's cement. Keens paved the way for a new method for the production of plaster called Marezzo, known in the US as American plaster due to its rapid acceptance and the prominent use of the mid-18th century until the Great Depression.

THE WORLD’S LARGEST UNDERWATER GYPSUM CAVE IN RUSSIA Deep beneath the waters of the Perm region lies the largest underwater gypsum crystal cave in the world. The Orda (or Ordinskaya) Cave in the shadow of the Ural Mountains holds a vast mineral deposit of gypsum that forms an extensive underwater cave network–the biggest of its kind in the world. Measuring 4,400 meters (14,435 ft.) long and up to 43 meters (141 ft.) below sea level, the Orda Cave is deep, dark, and frightening. With its countless winding passageways, caverns and galleries–many of which are still being found–the cave’s total length adds up to five kilometres. Adding to that thought its room temperature of less than zero degrees, the Orda Cave is somewhere you’d definitely not want to get lost the cave’s rich gypsum content can be accounted for by its proximity to the Ural Mountains, which is widely known in Russia for its mineral deposits. It’s also due to the mineral gypsum that the water in the caverns are greatly transparent. The waters are so clear that divers of the Cave can see over 50 yards ahead of them.

The potential of the mining sector in the Sultanate of Oman The Sultanate of Oman’s ma- or mineral resources include gypsum, limestone, dolomite, marble, chromite, silica, and copper. Several industries have grown up around them as part of the national development process that, in turn, have boosted the minerals sector’s contribution to GDP, as well as providing jobs for Omanis. The mineral industry of Oman is expected to continue to grow significantly in the coming years as international investors can make use of the country’s strategic geographic location as a distribution centre to India, the GCC, and other Asian and African nations. In the coming years, Oman will become increasingly important in supplying various industrial minerals to India and other Asian countries like gypsum, limestone, and dolomite. The capacity to export industrial minerals is expected to increase through the Port of Salalah, Sohar Port, and Duqm Port. According to the latest reports on the Indian cement industry growth scenario, the existing gypsum supply will be unable to keep pace with demand. Thus, the potential supply of gypsum from the Sultanate of Oman becomes an interesting prospect, and Omani gypsum will be the preferred source of imports in most of the regions in India, even including the northern region. Even after considering the maximum quantity of gypsum supply from Oman to India, the gypsum demand-supply deficit will widen on an annual basis, which will be reflected in an upward trend in the price of Omani gypsum.

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2015 Drywall Artist of the Year Contest: Open for Submissions Trim-Tex announced they are now accepting submissions for the 10th Annual Drywall Artist of the Year contest. The Drywall Artist of the Year contest seeks to highlight exceptional drywall artists and increase recognition of the trade. The contest challenges participants to enter their best drywall masterpieces. Any drywall projects exclusively using product bead are eligible for submission. An individual can enter more than one project into the contest. The company receives numerous project submissions each year. The competition encourages entries from across the world. Eight past winners are from the United States, while the most recent winner is Canadian. Trim-Tex reviews all submissions and selects the winner based on overall skills, creativity, and design. To celebrate the contest’s 10th running, Trim-Tex is giving away $1000 in product credit, an estimated $500 in drywall tools and accessories, with two night hotel stay and round-trip airfare to Chicago. The company will accept submissions for the 2015 Drywall Artist of the Year contest through January 31, 2016. A winner will be announced in February 2016. To be eligible to win, contestants must comply with all instructions. The application form, award information and competition guidelines are available on the competition Web site:

15th Global Gypsum Conference, Exhibition and Awards The annual Global Gypsum Conference is well-known around the world as the largest meeting of gypsum professionals and as the must-attend gypsum event. The conference in 2015 will meet in the Deep South of the USA - currently enjoying a post-recession building boom - and will appeal to gypsum and wallboard producers from around the globe. The USA and Canada make up around half of the world's wallboard capacity - and half of its demand - and following the 'Great Recession' of 2007-2013 the Global Gypsum Conference is pleased to return to what is now one of the fastest-growing markets in the world. New Orleans is strategically located and easy to access for all North Americans, as well as for visitors from Central and South America. For visitors from further afield, New Orleans will welcome you with open arms! The 15th Global Gypsum Conference, Exhibition and Awards is expected to be one of the largest ever staged, and will offer participants many opportunities for networking and business. Gypsum wallboard and plaster market trends Cutting-edge research in gypsum and wallboard production Plaster technology New applications for gypsum Beyond commodity wallboard Energy efficiency Recycling, sustainability and the environment TejerĂ­as sur, monte perdiguero s/n 26500 Calahorra (la Rioja) Spain +34941145341 Email

The Future of Gypsum: Market forecasts to 2023 Forecasting that the global gypsum market will grow by nearly 10% annually to reach $3.8 billion over the next ten years, the report also offers an in-depth look at gypsum today from all sources, mined or by product. This comprehensive report features five and ten year market forecasts broken down by enduse and geographic region, and analyses major drivers and trends shaping the future of the gypsum industry. Don't miss exclusive forecasts of key technology developments, brought to you by experts in the industry. Read on for more details on The Future of Gypsum: Market Forecasts to 2023. WHAT'S IN THE REPORT? Quantitative gypsum market sizes and forecasts to 2023 by region, company and end-use market Insights into the future of gypsum technologies, such as mould and weight reduction, sustainability, impact resistance and more Exclusive tables and figures which provide analyses of the gypsum market share and key drivers shaping the industry A breakdown of key gypsum industry drivers, including economic and demographic influences, and sustainability In-depth details of the competitive landscape, including regional and multi-regional producers. THIS MARKET INTELLIGENCE REPORT ALLOWS YOU TO: Understand the shape of the gypsum industry, helping you to plan your business strategy with confidence Find out where new opportunities lie using exclusive analyses of future technology developments Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change Learn more about the competitive landscape, major players and how your business fits in

About Gypsum Market Today global gypsum market is showing impressive growth rates. In 2013 it grew by almost 5.3% in comparison with 2012. China is the largest market player accounting for 31% of global output, followed by USA and Iran with 10% and 8.7%, respectively. In whole, more than 90 countries produce gypsum across the globe. Demand from plasterboard business sector is the driving force for gypsum market. Unique properties of the product will guarantee it continuing use in many spheres. There is also a trend of producing reprocessed gypsum from waste plasterboard. All in all, the outlook for the market is quite positive.

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2014 Drywall Artist of the Year Bernie Mitchell, Ontario, CA Congratulations Bernie Mitchell on winning the title of 2014 Drywall Artist of the Year! Bernie is a 20-year veteran of the drywall business. Bernie makes his mark in the drywall industry by creating detailed, life-like drywall art sculptures. Drywall art sculptures are custom wall designs made from drywall compound to create a three dimensional mural. This art form has seen a recent increase in popularity. Homeowners are discovering that drywall art sculptures customize spaces and add one-of-kind features to their home. Since these sculptures are entirely custom, homeowners are involved in the design process. “I've always encouraged my clients to participate in the design process,” Bernie said. “It's very rewarding to share in their enthusiasm for what was created together. APPLYING GYPSUM Gypsum mixes well with other dry fertilisers – particularly granulated forms. Gypsum is also useful as a carrier to assist in the uniform application of small quantities of zinc, manganese, boron and the other trace elements. Conveniently, 1 kg of gypsum has a volume of approximately 1 litre (1 tonne has a volume of 1 m3). Quick inter-conversion between mass and volume simplifies accurate measurement. Gypsum is easy and safe to apply using conventional dry-spreading equipment. Calcium most production fruit crops require between 250 and 500 kg/ha of calcium each year. A substantial part of this can be supplied in the form of gypsum with other calcium-containing fertilisers accounting for the balance. Commonly, nitrate is applied in the form of calcium ammonium nitrate (containing 27% of nitrogen and 8% of calcium) at the rate of around 300 kg/ha. This supplies only 24 kg/ha of calcium so that most of the required calcium can be supplied in the form of gypsum (300 kg/ha of calcium requires 1,200 kg/ha of gypsum). Sulphur Most horticultural crops need about 120 kg/ha of sulphur annually. About one third of this will come from the organic sulphur cycle within the soil, one third from a base dressing of gypsum (40 kg/ha of sulphur requires 220 kg/ha of gypsum) and the balance from other sulphur containing fertilisers. Soil Structure to obtain significant improvements in the structure of clay soils requires much higher rates of gypsum application (2,000-4,000 kg/ha of gypsum). Timing Gypsum relies upon rainfall to solubilise it and so move it into the soil profile where it has its effect, it is therefore best applied in early spring or after harvest when rainfall can do its work. It can, however, be applied at any time because gypsum does not damage plant tissues – even at high application rates. Calcium transport into fruit occurs mostly during spring. Where gypsum is being used to remedy a soil calcium deficiency, it is best to apply it well before bloom to ensure that the calcium reaches the feeder roots in good time. Tejerías sur, monte perdiguero s/n 26500 Calahorra (la Rioja) Spain +34941145341 Email

What is difference in plaster of Paris and gypsum? Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulphate dehydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. This is then processed to form pop. Plaster of Paris, or simply plaster, is a type of building material based on calcium sulphate hemihydrate, nominally CaSO4·0.5H2O. It is created by heating gypsum to about 150 °C. 2CaSO4·4H2O → 2CaSO4·H2O + 3H2O (released as steam). A large gypsum deposit at Montmartre in Paris is the source of the name. When the dry plaster powder is mixed with water, it re-forms into gypsum. Plaster is used as a building material similar to mortar or cement. Like those materials plaster starts as a dry powder that is mixed with water to form a paste which liberates heat and then hardens. Unlike mortar and cement, plaster remains quite soft after drying, and can be easily manipulated with metal tools or even sandpaper. These characteristics make plaster suitable for a finishing, rather than a load-bearing material.

What Is Gypsum Cement? Gypsum cement is a type of plaster made primarily from gypsum, a soft mineral comprised of calcium sulphate dehydrates. Due to its strength, durability, and capacity to hold a polished shine, this plaster is used for several different purposes, including drywall, flooring, ceilings, and in the creation sculptures, statues, and effigies. Gypsum cement is different than gypsum plaster, or plaster of Paris, which possesses neither the high quality of the cement nor its unique characteristics. Gypsum cement is much harder and more reliable than plaster of Paris, and some brands are infused with special agents that can make the material fire retardant or lower the level of moisture absorption. In the manufacturing of gypsum cement, raw gypsum is mined from the earth and burned at an extremely high temperature to remove all traces of water. It is then ground to a very fine powder, and mixed with alum to speed up the drying process. When water is added to this powder mixture, pure gypsum cement is produced. Throughout history, this material has been used for its sleek look and resilient properties. Some of the first human civilizations made use of gypsum cement to create statues and sculptures. As the centuries progressed, gypsum cement remained a popular choice for buildings and monuments, but today it is often overshadowed by the more readily accessible Portland cement. Gypsum powder, however, is sometimes added to Portland cement to make it both light and hardy.

Luxurious Gypsum Ceiling Colour Decorations Nowadays, gypsum plaster becomes more famous in applying ceiling colour decorations for modern home designs. Choosing colour can influence the style of a house. To provide various gypsum ceiling decorations, stylish modern designs can get some alternative decorations. The placement and choice of what the ceiling become, it should consider other items. If we want colourful modern style, it may be got from combination of ceiling colour and lighting. Some lighting can make specific nuances, as elegant, harmony, and modern. Tejerías sur, monte perdiguero s/n 26500 Calahorra (la Rioja) Spain +34941145341 Email

Ceiling colour decorating makes its home interior design lovelier as it becomes the best choice. By using gypsum for the ceiling decoration, it will raise ceiling colour decorations for modern home designs to become luxurious style.

White Sand Dunes of Gypsum Close to the town of Alamogordo, White Sands is the world’s largest gypsum dune field as it expands over 275 square miles. Gypsum is not often found in sand form, especially not to this extent, but the ideal conditions of the White Sands National Monument are what allow the dune fields to exist in such a massive state.

Other Uses of Gypsum A non-toxic mineral, gypsum can be helpful to humans, animals, plant life, and the environment. While the majority of gypsum produced in North America is used to manufacture gypsum panels or building plasters, gypsum can also be used: As a soil additive (sometimes called land plaster) to improve the soil’s workability and receptivity to moisture, and to overcome the corrosive effect of alkalinity. Gypsum specifically benefits such crops as alfalfa, corn, cotton, wheat, and peanuts where substantial amounts of sulphate sulphur are required. As an additive in turbid water, particularly ponds, to settle dirt and clay particles without injuring aquatic life. To create surgical and orthopaedic casts. As a food additive. Gypsum (calcium sulphate) is recognized as acceptable for human consumption by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use as a dietary source of calcium, to condition water used in brewing beer, to control the tartness and clarity of wine, and as an ingredient in canned vegetables, flour, white bread, ice cream, blue cheese, and other foods. As a colour additive for drugs and cosmetics. A primary ingredient in toothpaste. Gypsum also has played an important role in the entertainment industry. Historically, before the era of computers and high-tech special effects, film and television producers would drop “showers” of gypsum in front of the cameras to simulate snow storms.

Mold and Mildew Growth: Planning and Prevention Mold and mildew can grow on many different types of objects, including but not limited to building materials, if such objects are exposed to moisture and other proper conditions. If building materials get wet and are stored or installed with conditions of warm temperatures, high humidity, an oxygen supply and varying degrees of light, an environment exists that can support mold and mildew growth. If building materials get wet from any moisture source, that source must first be identified and corrected. If mold or mildew growth occurs, or if you suspect it might occur due to environmental conditions and moisture, a determination must be made to either attempt to dry and clean the affected areas or to replace the affected materials. Care must be taken in Tejerías sur, monte perdiguero s/n 26500 Calahorra (la Rioja) Spain +34941145341 Email

this evaluation, and if you do not have the training or experience to recognize and to make proper decisions about repair or removal, you should consult a professional.

Construction Waste Diversion & On-Site Disposal Contemporary green building standards emphasize the need to limit the quantity of material that flows to landfills. Typically, standards award credits for materials that are readily recycled and/or safely disposed on site using acceptable burial or dispersal methods. For example, The National Green Building Standard, created by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), awards credits when wall board is recycled. Gypsum-based materials, including gypsum panel products, meet many municipal or regional requirements for recycling of clean construction waste. Gypsum scrap can be introduced back into the production stream in limited amounts or used as a soil amendment or soil conditioner. In some areas, private operators recycle gypsum panels and provide a steady stream of “regrind” material to panel manufacturers for making new product. Information on recycling gypsum waste may be obtained on many websites, including the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG), a program of the National Institute of Building Sciences. The WBDG offers a Construction Waste Management Database Clean gypsum scrap is suitable for on-site recycling programs. Several studies have shown that ground gypsum, spread at an even rate over or mixed with the top layer of soil, may be applied at a rate of up to 22 tons per acre on building lots. Machinery specifically designed to pulverize the gypsum to an acceptable size for application can facilitate the process. Green building standards generally prescribe the extent to which the material must be recycled on-site to qualify for a credit. The NAHB standard, for example, requires at least 50 percent (by weight) of construction and land clearing waste be diverted via on-site disposal to obtain credit. Gypsum Association guidelines for on-site disposal of gypsum panels in residential construction are available in the topical paper Residential Job-Site Disposal of New Construction Waste Gypsum Board.

The Art of Faux Finish Plaster is certainly not new, neither is polished plaster or faux finishes. Plaster has been traced back to several thousands of years before the birth of Christ. Few products in construction can proclaim such a long and rich history. Today, the new term faux finish is popular among the public and disdained by some plaster traditionalists. Some faux finishes can be linked to a variety of paint-based products. Others require skilled craftsman to emulate the look of the “old-style” products and should not be applied by ambitious do-it-yourselfers. When applied right, a lot of these faux finishes certainly have their place in construction that recall the real polished or Venetian plasters made from natural limes.

PLASTERBOARD It was 1890. In the works of the New York Coal Tar Chemical Company, Augustine Sackett and Fred L. Kane were looking at the death of an invention. On a large wheel they had hoped to make a board from straw paper and pitch for Tejerías sur, monte perdiguero s/n 26500 Calahorra (la Rioja) Spain +34941145341 Email

lining walls and ceilings. But the pitch soaked through the paper, ruining all decoration applied to it. But then Kane suggested using manilla paper instead of straw paper and plaster of Paris instead of pitch. They poured in the thin plaster, turning the big wheel five or six times, left the board to harden, and found they had stiff, strong, new material plasterboard. At first, builders and decorators did not like this new product but after ten years hard work the idea was accepted. More factories were built and by 1909, Augustine Sackett was producing nearly 47 million square metres of plasterboard a year.

ABOUT DRAGONBOARD 13 feb 2015 Meet DRAGONBOARD the only UL-Approved construction panel that is: Fire-Proof (UL 055 and ASTM-Tested and A-Rated) Waterproof (Freeze/Thaw-Tested for 36 months) Mold/Fungus/Bug Free (Non-nutrient to mold, fungus, insects ASTM G-21) Impact-Resistant (ASTM D-5628) NYC Approved (MEA # 359-02-M) Silica/Asbestos Free Florida Hurricane Tested STC-Rated 53-54 Ready for all 2007 ICC criteria Ideal for Flooring (3/4" = 21/2" poured concrete!) Guaranteed to Offer Substantial Cost Savings* Our Commitment to the Environment DRAGONBOARD US is concerned about the environment. DRAGONBOARD is manufactured from mineral components and water. DRAGONBOARD contains: No organic solvents No oils No toxic ingredients No heavy metal salts No asbestos DRAGONBOARD sawdust may be safely buried in a landfill without contamination or environmental damage to land, streams or bodies of water. No energy is consumed in manufacturing DRAGONBOARD. The entire patented process is conducted at room temperature and scraps or drop-offs are reground and used in the production of DRAGONBOARD. AIA Learning Unit Credits are available about MgO products. Find out more information here or contact your DragonBoard sales rep.

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World Gypsum Producing Countries 06 feb 2015 As shown in the map, China is the largest producer of gypsum; in 2010 it produced an estimated 45,000 metric tonnes of gypsum. The second-largest gypsum producer is Iran followed by Spain, the United States, Thailand, Japan, Mexico, Italy, Canada, Australia, Turkey, Russia, Egypt, India, France, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Germany, Algeria, United Kingdom, Poland, and Argentina. In the United States, commercial sedimentary gypsum deposits occur in New York and Michigan. In France, gypsum is common in the marls and clays of the Paris basin, especially in Montmartre. Crude gypsum is used as a fluxing agent, fertilizer, and as a filler in paper and textiles. It is also often used as a retarder in portland cement.

ORIGIN OF GYPSUM DEPOSITS 03 feb 2015 Gypsum is found in many parts of the world. Gypsum deposits lie in flat beds of about six to eight feet in thickness, and are often inter-layered with limestone or shale. Gypsum deposits were formed millions of years ago when salt water oceans covered most of the earth, and as they receded, may inland "dead" seas were formed which, as evaporation continued, became more and more salty. As those salts precipitated, they formed various compounds in turn, one of which was gypsum. As millions of years passed, these salt deposits combined with decayed vegetation and other minerals, and eventually the result was stratified rock, with layers of gypsum and layers of limestone alternating, the whole covered over with many feet of glacial deposits.

CORNICES 27 ene 2015 The cornices are decorative elements of construction starts from Pharaonic Egypt and concluded by Greek culture from which they were made by the Romans themselves that spread to the rest of the world with his conquests. His magic has not been lost over the years and even today remain a big present. It is difficult to understand the powerful effect that causes something so small. The moldings are horizontal, and serve to mark the separation between different bodies, ie serve to articulate. However, their small projections are able to imbue an entire facade or interior of a room with a sense of movement, like the curves of the walls of a vessel. So you have to be especially careful to design them and mount them.

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PAPERLESS DRYWALL 23 ene 2015 Pros and Cons of Paperless Drywall There are benefits and concerns to consider with paperless drywall, a relatively new product. Some advantages to consider when choosing it over traditional drywall include the following. It is designed to offer an improved level of protection from the growth of mold. The surface strength of paperless drywall is greater than that of standard drywall due to the added rigidity of the fiberglass covering. It is less likely to become damaged because of this attribute. Paperless drywall offers special advantages in high-moisture areas, such as basements and bathrooms, where mold growth is a big concern. While there are some great features offered that will be helpful in certain applications, there have been some complaints and concerns raised, as well. Paperless drywall is more expensive per square foot, compared to traditional drywall. In some areas of the U.S., availability is also a concern. Paperless drywall is a fairly new product and may not be available in some areas. A major concern that has been the topic of some debate is that paperless drywall is more difficult to install and finish than standard drywall.

Decorative Lime Plaster 16 ene 2015 The subject of decorative plaster is really a tale of two plasters – two plasters that are often confused as one, both having the same appearance but each having very different qualities. The first, the one plaster that is usually associated with early decorative work is lime plaster. Made from lime putty, lime plaster has wonderful versatility, but its reward is gained at a price, for lime is a deceptively difficult substance to use and its behaviour is often unpredictable. The other plaster comes from an easier to use, more popular material, a fine white powder capable of a quick predictable set. This is gypsum plaster. It is the most common material used today for plain and decorative plasterwork, but prior to cheap mass-produced gypsum plaster in the late 19th century, both gypsum and lime were used for decorative plasterwork, at times combined side by side in one decorative scheme where the two methods and materials complement each other. Lime plaster remained in widespread use for traditional vernacular buildings beyond the advent of fibrous plaster and cheap gypsum plaster, mainly because of ease of availability in the countryside.

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Construction Faster 13 ene 2015 Now as there is boom in the real estate in Asia, the builders and contractors wants time saving in construction, therefore they choose gypsum plaster due to its superior finish and time saving aspect. Now a days, the construction sector has observe a number of new tendency, technology advancements and improvement across application, all meant at making construction faster and delivering higher performance. Gypsum surface plaster is one type that has drawn the attention on the construction sector and is getting higher popularity these days.

TechnoNicol to launch Russia’s first PIR foam insulation plant in 2015 08 ene 2015 Russia: TechnoNicol continues the construction of a polyisocyanurate (PIR) foam insulation board plant in Ryazan, despite the possible decline in demand in the construction market. The plant will have a production capacity of 2Mm3/yr. The launch is scheduled for autumn 2015, following investments of Euro21.2m.

Illegally handling, storing and depositing wallboard 16 dic 2014 A waste company has been ordered to pay Euro18,968 in fines and costs for illegally handling, storing and depositing wallboard. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. In October 2012 approximately 60t of broken wallboard from Tawmix Timber Products Ltd was found tipped on a site known as Poppy's Field beside an old airfield at Winkleigh, Devon. The material was contaminated with construction and demolition waste. A special permit is needed to treat and store this type of waste. In July 2013 similar wallboard was illegally used to construct a new fence at Tawmix Timber Products' business premises at Unit 2, Winkleigh Airfield. North Devon Magistrates' Court heard that Tawmix Timber Products was permitted to store, sort, separate, screen or crush waste wood at its site in Winkleigh. However, it did not have permission to accept gypsum based construction material such as wallboard, which requires specialist handling, treatment and disposal. The company had received advice and guidance from the Environment Agency on plasterboard and was aware it needed a 'variation' to its permit before it could accept this material. "Wallboard should only be recycled and recovered by specialist companies," said Environment Agency spokesman Sue Smillie. "Tawmix Timber Products did not hold the necessary permits to store, shred and deposit this material. By accepting wallboard on Poppy's Field and depositing wallboard at its main site, the company was in breach of its permit." Tawmix Timber Products Ltd was fined a total of Euro15,167 and ordered to pay Euro3713 costs for two offences under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010, including the illegal storage and use of chipped wallboard at Poppy's Field and Unit 2, Winkleigh. The company pleaded guilty to both charges at an earlier hearing. TejerĂ­as sur, monte perdiguero s/n 26500 Calahorra (la Rioja) Spain +34941145341 Email

ART- RELIEF 12 dic 2014 Today I want to show some decorative panels where, the main advantage of this product is to use all the advantages offered by the digital modeling and generation. It is intended for people who are looking for other ways to decorate the interior and want to have the full control of the process, especially in the design. Here are a few examples of the possibilities.

1st Global SynGyp Conference & Exhibition 09 dic 2014 20 - 21 April 2015 - Chicago Synthetic Gypsum - production, quality control, utilisation

Drywall Artist of the Year 02 dic 2014 Now Accepting Applications Trim-Tex is now accepting applications to become the 2014 Drywall Artist of the Year. To apply, please send us a short biography about yourself and your work as a drywall artist, please include three photos of your best work. Prizes Include: Round trip airfare to Chicago and two night hotel accommodations A tour of the Trim-Tex facility and official Drywall Artist of the Year trophy $600 merchandise certificate redeemable at the Trim-Tex dealer of your choice Embroidered Drywall Art jacket and Trim-Tex promotional gift package Articles featuring your work on Trim-Tex websites and marketing materials Rules for Participation: Deadline for entry is Janurary 31st, 2015 All beads used to complete project must be Trim-Tex Award is given to individual, not crew, if more than one person is involved the award goes to the project designer Be sure to include all necessary contact information in your application No limit on number of projects you can enter Every project submitted has the potential to be selected for the Drywall Art Photo of the Month All entries (and photos) become property of Trim-Tex Enter Your Application To email your application please send your information and photos to:

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Ceiling Domes 24 nov 2014 Ceiling decoration is one of the most important tasks for decoration of your home, office, study, restaurant, bar or hotel. You can make your ceiling design more fascinating by installing decorative ceiling elements. Ceiling Domes Are perfect solution for foyers, lobbies, luxurious living and dining rooms, meeting rooms. With gypsum domes you can turn a plain ceiling into an artistic expression. A ceiling dome becomes an eye-catching masterpiece when used as a setting for a highlighting a magnificent chandelier. Adding a ceiling dome is easiest in a ceiling that has no floors above, of course we can accomplish any ceiling dome design and turn your idea into reality, Add a touch of class to any room in your home or office. The inside of ceiling dome surface varies - it could be smooth or embellished with addition of a ceiling medallion. The wide variety of sizes and styles makes ceiling domes can easily be placed in a house of traditional and contemporary design Application of Gypsum Board to Form Convex Surfaces 18 nov 2014 One end of the gypsum board shall be attached to the framing with nails or screws. The gypsum board shall be progressively pushed into contact with and fastened to subsequent framing members, working from the fixed end to the free end. The gypsum board shall be held tightly against each framing member while fasteners are being driven. Gypsum board may be applied to the inner face of almost any archway. For short radii the gypsum board shall either be moistened or have the back paper scored across the width with parallel score marks spaced approximately 1 in. (25 mm) on center with the core broken at each cut. The gypsum board shall be held tightly against the supporting framing while fasteners are being driven.

Congratulations! 14 nov 2014 We celebration, We have completed our first year and we will continue developing every week all the news that are related to our industry and passing on our enthusiasm for the cast. Thanks to everyone who you follow us and you help us to continue this blog.

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What do you want? 11 nov 2014 In this section we intend to produce regular informative presentations and interactive discussions on important issues affecting manufacturers, distributors and installers. If you have a topic you would like to see provided in this section, please send your ideas to:

Torralba Group quarries in Spain 07 nov 2014 Torralba Group is a leading Spanish company in the extraction and marketing of plaster, its production is 5 million metric tonnes annually, which is 40% of production in Spain and 20% of production in Europe. For more information :

Plasterers News™ is now officially a year-old!! 04 nov 2014 Today I present a website where professionals can learn the latest news of our profession. It is very interesting

Future Events 31 oct 2014 The 9th Global Insulation Conference & Exhibition will be held on 30 - 31 October 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 1st Global SynGyp Conference & Exhibition on synthetic gypsum will take place in 20 - 21 April 2015 in Chicago, USA. The 15th Global Gypsum Conference & Exhibition will be held on 26 - 27 October 2015 in New Orleans, USA

Gypsum Gallery 24 oct 2014 Egypt has experienced a turbulent few years, with tensions on the streets often spilling over into unrest and violence. But amid this strife, Egypt’s contemporary artists are engaging with their nation, and with the work of fellow Middle Eastern creatives. New contemporary gallery Gypsum, based in Cairo, provides a platform for these artists to show a different side of Egypt.

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Continuing Education 21 oct 2014 Today I present a company that offers different interesting courses in our industry. National Gypsum provides the architectural community continuing education credits through both online and onsite educational programs related to product application, technical standards and industry trends. All programs qualify for AIA learning units. National Gypsum Certified Presenters facilitate educational programs on site. NGC Certified Presenters are also authorized to present on behalf of GREENGUARD Environmental Institute for the continuing education course "Healthy Indoor Air Quality By Design." On-line programs are sponsored through AEC Daily and Ron Blank & Associates. For more information or to request an AIA/CES course, please contact::

Gypsum Association 09 oct 2014 Here you can find interesting information have a look History of Gypsum Association Few associations have as long as the Gypsum Association history. For over half a century, the Association has provided technical, promotional and statistics for its members and stakeholders. Have documentation for download in several languages.

What is Gypsum? 06 oct 2014 The mineral gypsum originated between 100 and 200 million years, when the sea water evaporated. It is dehydrated calcium (CaSO4,2H2O) sulfate deposited in sedimentary layers of the seabed. In conditions of high pressure and temperature becomes gypsum anhydrite (CaSO4). Gypsum is a rock which is commonly found in soil and is used in construction and decoration in the form of gypsum and alabaster from 9000 BC. The facts show that the calcium sulfate is a substance without danger to health and environment

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I gypsum on food? 02 oct 2014 In the Chinese and Indian societies recommend gypsum as a natural source of calcium. To treat diabetes, headaches, fever, cough, inflammation of incluyso to treat burns, ulcerated sores gums. The researchers did not confirm the beneficial, for lack of research.

Could Mars gypsum preserve microbes? 29 sep 2014 “Could microfossils and/or viable microorganisms be trapped in gypsum on Mars as they are in gypsum on Earth?” Furthermore, the potential long-term viability of microorganisms within fluid inclusions in gypsum suggests the possibility of a living, yet isolated and likely dormant, microbiological community on Mars today. if you want to know more

Inspiration for interior decorators designers. 25 sep 2014 Such is the variety of forms and reliefs that can be created with this material gives you the freedom to create original and very different designs. No limits. There is the possibility of combining alternative decorative elements such as lighting, wood, marble ... There are so many possibilities that the cast is one of the most valued materials in creating new decorations.

A TECHNIQUE DEVELOPED IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY ALLOWS ALL OF GYPSUM RECYCLING WASTE OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION 23 sep 2014 Research by Tecnalia-Construction also demonstrate the technical feasibility of recycling gypsum processing plant RCDs Basque, BTB Bizkaiko Txintxor Berziklategia, located in the town of Bilbao Urtuella, which already uses this innovative technology. he environmental problem is the plaster mixture with other materials. Separation technology installed in the BTB Urtuella plant, developed by TOMRA Sorting Gmbh (IRCOW project participant), is very effective in detecting the presence of gypsum infrared. Because of the varied origin of gypsum (precast plaster, gypsum plaster, plaster ceilings ...), the sample contains BTB separate from gypsum particles apparently pure until particles that appear next to other material, such as brick or concrete, with paint or fibers of various natures. Despite the presence of materials other than plaster, it has been found that the purity of this sample (in terms of the total content of calcium phases sulfate and water) is greater than 80%. Tejerías sur, monte perdiguero s/n 26500 Calahorra (la Rioja) Spain +34941145341 Email

COLUMNS 19 sep 2014 The columns that appear are those elements that spoil the harmony and make you harder decoration, so most of the time trying to do that go unnoticed. But today I want to give you some ideas for you to do the opposite. If we have such a face is a mainstay item as a character you need let us stay, let's importance by adding capitals and bases we can give a totally different style.

CEILINGS 17 sep 2014 Gypsum elements for suspended accessible ceilings for mounting on profiles for suspended ceilings. They are especially recommended for areas where durability and functionality are essential requirements. Wide variety of models.

DECORATION 15 sep 2014 The use of plaster decoration is not a new item, but if it is done with a few lines and unique ideas for each client. We can design custom design that suits your needs without limits. The limit is your imagination, from large windows create smooth plaster frames or decorated with a classic style make the rooms in your home are unique spaces with personality. Make use of soft colors for the walls with gray and tan as combined with the natural white of the plaster will create an enabling environment to feel comfortable.

Making curved running mould decorations 11 sep 2014 I've always liked the restoration is part of my job how to get back to being somewhat deteriorated with all its splendor is very comforting. The straight parts are made with a smaller running mould sledge, thus enabling the mould better to reach the often sharp bottoms. To make the curved parts, the sledge is mounted on a special board, fastened at the constructed centre for the curve, arch or chord - sometimes more than one centre is necessary. The centre point is fixed with special arrangements. Another method is to set up specially curved rules - and draw the running mould along these. They can describe any possible curved form.

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Associations 09 sep 2014 For a few weeks I am going to show some associations plaster, I start with European, I think it's good that professionals get together to achieve the objectives that individually would be very difficult. These are some: ATEDY in Spain SNIP in France GPDA in United Kingdom & Ireland CAGEMA in Italy Do not hesitate to email me if your association does not have the targeted CRUISE 04 sep 2014 These holidays have enjoyed the cruise and was surprised to see that among the materials used to decorate the plaster is between the most used.

Microban International secures new wallboard patent 01 sep 2014 Europe: Microban International has secured a European patent relating to treated wallboard, increasing its portfolio of wallboard technology patents that include the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Australia and Brazil. The patent covers the incorporation of an antimicrobial additive package into the wallboard to resist the growth of mould and mildew. The patented wallboard employs a two-part anti-microbial system and an innovative targeting approach to provide protection against mould, mildew and fungus. "These types of product patents help us to develop new specific formulations for dealing with microbial issues that wallboard may have, especially in humid or damp areas," said Ivan Ong, VP of research and development. "In wallboard, fungal issues typically occur at the interface between the paper and the gypsum core. Fungal infiltration of this nature can occur without visual cues until it becomes extensive and damaging. The patent provides an effective and manufacturing-friendly method to deliver a combinatorial package of antimicrobial agents to specifically target microbial issues this interface."

Gypsum to Gypsum - Life + Project 11 ago 2014 Consortium composed of 16 main stakeholders in the European Gypsum Industry, led by Eurogypsum, the European Association of the Gypsum Industry, were selected by the European Commission (EC) to conduct a Life + project entitled “From production to recycling: a circular economy for the European gypsum Industry with the demolition and recycling Industry”. This project will start in January 2013 for a period of three years ending in December 2015. It is supported 50% by the EC for an amount of 1.783.127 euros. Tejerías sur, monte perdiguero s/n 26500 Calahorra (la Rioja) Spain +34941145341 Email

Thai Gypsum Products foresees positive second half of 2014 08 ago 2014 Thailand: Thai Gypsum Products, the manufacturer of Gyproc brand gypsum products in Thailand, has reaffirmed its positive outlook regarding market conditions in the second half of 2014 with its commitment to build a new warehouse / distribution centre in Surat Thani Province. Following its strategic plan to achieve 5% growth before the introduction of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, Thai Gypsum Products continues to expand its national footprint following the opening of the 5th Gyproc Centre, which was launched recently in Phuket.

“...plasterboard technologies have evolved to include innovative properties...” 04 ago 2014 Thirty years ago, the Gypsum Industry was made up of many SMEs mainly producing building plaster and stucco for local markets. The emergence and growth of the plasterboard and the plasterboard solutions market in the 1980s - requiring high capital investments, equipment, R&D and securing access to natural resources - led to a consolidation process within the European Gypsum Industry. We currently have three main operators covering 80% of the gypsum product market.

GYPSUM AND SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION 30 jul 2014 Those products and solutions are: Safe and healthy- Gypsum is non toxic; Achieving performance with the best environmental footprint; Products are 100% recyclable; Products and solutions are produced with natural and synthetic raw material in a life cycle thinking perspective; With a high discipline in quarry rehabilitation and biodiversity preservation. Aesthetically pleasing (including comfort and well being); Most technically competent solutions for fire, acoustics, thermal and structural integrity – impact resistant-; Easy to use, to install and to dismantle; Most economic.

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FUTURE EVENTS 18 jul 2014 The 14th Global Gypsum Conference & Exhibition will be held on 29 - 30 September 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The 9th Global Insulation Conference & Exhibition will be held on 30 - 31 October 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 1st Global SynGyp Conference & Exhibition on synthetic gypsum will take place in 20 - 21 April 2015 in Chicago, USA.

The European Parliament Gypsum Forum 15 jul 2014 The forum will act as a permanent think tank for creating a vision and a roadmap for sustainable construction with: Representatives of the European trade association (covering the value chain: developers (finance), contractor, construction products manufacturers, recyclers, demolishers distributors of construction products); Decision makers from the European Gypsum Industry; Members of the European Parliament; European Commission officials; Permanent representations representatives; Academicians; Economists; Sociologists; Psychologists.

The Modern Use of Gypsum in Construction: Plasterboard 04 jul 2014 The modern use of Gypsum as a building material was discovered in 1888 when the American Augustine Sackett invented a machine for producing plasterboards (also known as wallboards and dry walls) composed of several layers of paper with Gypsum in-between.

Gypsum, one of the Oldest Raw Materials used in Construction 01 jul 2014 Gypsum can indeed also: Be added to some bread and dough mixes as a Calcium source and baking aid. Be used as a fi ller and fi re retardant in plastic products. Be used in Portland cement and special cement products for setand expansion control. Be a source of Calcium and Sulphate Sulphur for plant growth. Be used as a modelling material for tooth restorations. TejerĂ­as sur, monte perdiguero s/n 26500 Calahorra (la Rioja) Spain +34941145341 Email

Be an ingredient in many patching compounds. Be used with glass to fabricate large, lightweight architectural decorations. Be used as a mould material to fabricate custom body parts for trucks and automobiles. Be an aid in juice extraction of some fruits and vegetables.

T hermal Properties 18 jun 2014 The importance of good thermal insulation in buildings in order to reduce heating costs cannot be over-emphasised. Lightweight building techniques (plasterboard on framework) can supply excellent thermal performance since the construction has a cavity that can be fi lled with the required amount of insulation. The interior plasterboards protect the insulating material and contribute, together with the vapour barrier, in preventing indoor humidity from getting in, or being trapped in, the insulation material.

ELIE TAHARI’S MANHATTAN FASHION STUDIOS 16 jun 2014 Elie Taharis Manhattan fashion studios, 5th Avenue and 43rd. Street Design 1 (1950) module size 8x8 inches, cast gypsum cement, wall dimension 8x46 feet Building by architect Gordon Bunshaft of SOM, completed 1954 Current interior completed by: Nicoletta Canesi of Lissoni Associati and Glen Leitch of Highland Associates

Gypsum News 13 jun 2014 Brazil: Knauf inaugurates second wallboard plant in Brazil US: TJ Drywall to pay Tennessee State's largest worker misclassification fine US: USG to invest US$19m in Oakfield paper mill upgrades Russia: Saint-Gobain to build gypsum plant in Chelyabinsk Oblast New Zealand: Elephant Plasterboard makes fresh allegations on wallboard market India: FACT-RCF looks to gypsum products to boost sales Germany: Wacker appoints new distributors in central and Eastern Europe China: China VTM Mining buys stake in gypsum mine at US$59.3m US: Paul Johnson Drywall to pay back wages New Zealand: Import duty change may hit Fletcher Building US: Eagle Materials reports strong fiscal 2014 results US: Continental Building Products reports first quarter 2014 results Germany/Austria: Prinzhorn Holding takes over Fritz Peters Papermill in Gelsenkirchen

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A esthetics and Design 10 jun 2014 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, even more dramatically, to the demands of their customer while remaining within an aff ordable budget. In short, Gypsum allows the creation of stunning interiors in any and all styles, from the Classical to the Modern.

Use and the raw materials such as Gypsum rock, etc., this TC has produced the following standards: 05 jun 2014 Those ISO published standards were drafted on a voluntary basis. Their objective was in line with the ISO defi nition, which is to defi ne means of communication between the manufacturer and the customer providing the customer with quality assurance and product reliability.

RECYCLABLE 02 jun 2014 It is one of the few fully integrated industries within the construction products field. The Gypsum Industry covers the whole life-cycle of the product. Indeed, the companies which extract the mineral “gypsum” also process it and manufacture the value-added products and systems mainly used in construction. Gypsum products are eternally and fully recyclable as they always keep their natural properties during use. Therefore, the gypsum companies strive to effectively recycle the products at the end of their life-cycle (demolition waste).

Natural Gypsum 26 may 2014 Gypsum is usually white, colourless or grey, but can also be shades of red, brown and yellow. When calcined, it is partially dehydrated and becomes a fine white powder - commonly known as the ‘Plaster of Paris’ - which hardens when moistened and allowed to dry. This form is known as natural Gypsum. The gypsum process is quite simple: when Dihydrous Calcium Sulphate, also known as crude Gypsum, is exposed to certain thermal processes, Calcium Sulphate phases with little or no water of crystallisation are produced, and these later combine with free water to again form dehydrated set Gypsum. These processes, known as dehydration or rehydration, form the basis of Gypsum technology.

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Decorative Plaster 21 may 2014 Plaster powder, mixed with water, manually or through the useof silo-supplied spray systems, is used to create an eff ective 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.

Acoustic Properties 19 may 2014 All building types need the acoustic performance of their internal spaces to be carefully considered. Unwanted noise from outside the building, from adjacent buildings and from other internal spaces, can have a detrimental eff ect on the quality of the internal environment.

The Gypsum Economics 14 may 2014 Global extraction of Gypsum and Anhydrite rose from about 42Mt in 1960 to a peak of around 112Mt in 1999, an average annual growth rate of around 2.6%. World output then declined to around 108Mt in 2001 before rising to 111Mt in 2003 .

F ire Properties 12 may 2014 The chemical formulation of Gypsum is CaSO4,2H2O - Calcium Sulphate Dihydrate -. In nature, Gypsum occurs in the form of crystals. Thanks to the presence of water in Gypsum (H2O), one square meter of plasterboard of 15 mm thickness contains around 3 litres crystal water. Through the action of fi re, the crystal water evaporates and a protective layer of Gypsum is formed. Behind this layer, the material under fi re attack remains at constant temperature around 100oC as long as water is released from the Gypsum, impeding the spread of a fi re to other parts of the building.

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Unequalled as a Material for Interiors 07 may 2014 Gypsum is virtually indispensable for the interiors of homes and offi ces, and indeed all types of building where people congregate such as schools, shops, airports, etc. Its superior performance in providing everyday comfort, in fi re resistance, thermal and sound in insulation, heralds an ever greater role for it in buildings of the future. In fact, the safety and protection of people and property against fi re, and the eff ective thermal and acoustic insulation of buildings depends, more often than not, on the unique properties of Gypsum. And many of the attractive features of modern interiors would be impossible without the versatility of Gypsum as a building material.

Gypsum Products in Home Interiors 02 may 2014 Decorative Plaster • Plaster powder, mixed with water, manually or through the use of silo-supplied spray systems, is used to create an eff ective 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

Plasterboard 29 abr 2014 The modern use of Gypsum as a building material was discovered in 1888 when the American Augustine Sackett invented a machine for producing plasterboards (also known as wallboards and dry walls) composed of several layers of paper with Gypsum in-between.

GYPSUM AND SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION 24 abr 2014 Those products and solutions are: Safe and healthy- Gypsum is non toxic; Achieving performance with the best environmental footprint; Products are 100% recyclable; Products and solutions are produced with natural and synthetic raw material in a life cycle thinking perspective; With a high discipline in quarry rehabilitation and biodiversity preservation. Tejerías sur, monte perdiguero s/n 26500 Calahorra (la Rioja) Spain +34941145341 Email

Aesthetically pleasing (including comfort and well being); Most technically competent solutions for fire, acoustics, thermal and structural integrity – impact resistant-; Easy to use, to install and to dismantle; Most economic.

LIVING WITH GYPSUM 20 abr 2014 processed and used by Man in construction or decoration in the form of plaster and alabaster since 9000 B.C...

little things 15 abr 2014 In addition to big productions have to stop and deal with small businesses that can make a production that suits your needs here we have a demonstration as a manual table can fill a small business

1 Quality level 1 09 abr 2014 The basic filling of plasterboard joints (Q1) is sufficient for surfaces that do not have any decor ative finish requirements.  Jointing in accordance with Quality Level 1 includes > the filling of the joints between the gypsum wallboards and > the covering of the visible parts of the fixings. Excess jointing compound should be removed. Tool marks, grooves and ridges are allowed. Basic filling includes the tape that is used to cover and reinforce the joint area, provided this is  required by the chosen jointing system  (compound, type of board edges).

LED 04 abr 2014 New ideas for interior wall decorative with gypsum board panels, modern gypsum board wall interior designs and decorative with spotlights and LED lighting ideas for all rooms wall

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ECOLOGICAL 02 abr 2014 It is a product in the forefront of technology and their use has been widely used as core material in construction. Their aesthetic and mechanical properties make it the best choice to achieve comfort and quality of life Gypsum is an environmentally friendly material. Their residues are easily removed and are fully integrated into the environment to be a natural product. The 14th Global Gypsum Conference and Exhibition will take place in Berlin on 29-30 September 2014. 31 mar 2014 World's largest meeting for gypsum professionals The Global Gypsum Conference is well-known around the world as the largest meeting of gypsum professionals. The event in Berlin is once again guaranteed to be a true mix of international delegates. Around 300 delegates from 35+ countries are expected to attend.

Gypsum today and forever 26 mar 2014 The first plasterboard plant was built in the USA in 1901. In 1908, the plasterboard technique was improved by the American Stephen Kelly who patented plasterboard with a Gypsum core and one layer of paper on the front and back side. The modern plasterboard was born. Since then plasterboard technologies have developed to include new properties (acoustic and fire resistance) maintaining, however, the basic technique invented by Stephen Kell

UPCOMING EVENTS IN USA 21 mar 2014 1.EIMA (EIFS Industry Members Assocation) Convention Dates: April 1-2, 2014 Location: Las Vegas, NV 2.INTEX Expo (AWCI) Convention Dates: April 2 - 3, 2014 Location: Las Vegas, NV 3.NWCB (Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau)) Convention Dates: May 1-3, 2014 Location: Huntington Beach, CA 4.PCBC Convention Dates: June 25-26, 2014 Location: San Francisco, CA 5.FWCCA (Florida Wall and Ceiling Contractors Association) Convention Dates: July 25-26, 2014 Location:Orlando, FL TejerĂ­as sur, monte perdiguero s/n 26500 Calahorra (la Rioja) Spain +34941145341 Email

New economic study shows benefits of gypsum 19 mar 2014 A new study highlights the top reasons that crop growers apply gypsum to cropland. The research cites increased yields, valuable sulphur fertility and soil quality improvements as key benefits of gypsum use, contributing to positive financial returns. The study involved an extensive review of published scientific literature, in-depth interviews with several long-time gypsum users and a survey of US farmers.

Safety Data Sheet according to Commission Regulation (EU) No 453/2010 17 mar 2014 Calcium sulfate normally is not hazardous and therefore a safety data sheet is legally not obligatory to be delivered to each recipient. Nevertheless, the form to communicate safety information by safety data sheets is broadly known and accepted by clients. Beside this, if there is a Community workplace exposure limit a safety data sheet is to be delivered on request, at least when this substance is used in a preparation. Uses of Gypsum in Buildings Gypsum 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.

Gypsum solutions create freedom in contemporary architecture 28 feb 2014 Several types of gypsum boards are available to be used in dry or wet areas. Therefore, all internal spaces can be conceived by delivering high technical performances on moisture resistance, fire protection and sound/thermal insulation. Catalog of machines 26 feb 2014 FIRE 26 feb 2014 Gypsum plasters and plasterboards provide good fire protection in buildings due to the unique behaviour of gypsum when exposed to fire. Pure gypsum (CaSO4.2H2O) contains nearly 21% chemically combined water of crystallisation, and about 79% calcium sulphate, which is inert below a temperature of 1200°C. Tejerías sur, monte perdiguero s/n 26500 Calahorra (la Rioja) Spain +34941145341 Email

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