Saint-Gobain Gyproc’s range of RhinoBoard products for walls and ceilings recently achieved the prestigious Global GreenTag Certification earning GBCSA Level B.
The rating process, which helps establish a benchmark of verified and eco-preferred products within the construction industry, is an accreditation standard recognised by the Green Building Council of South Africa. For materials to receive a green rating, they must undergo rigorous assessment and meet evidence-based criteria, ensuring that they meet the criteria to receive GreenTag certification.
“Being sustainable means being aware of the impact our products have on the environment,” says Ian Winroth, head of sales at Saint-Gobain Gyproc. “Our products are designed to create safe, healthy and comfortable urban habitats that are also energy efficient, enabling homeowners to reduce their impact on the environment,” he explains.
This is the philosophy behind the company’s performance plasterboard range that received the rating. Gyproc RhinoBoard, MoistureResistant, FireStop, SoundBloc and DuraLine all consist of an aerated or foamed gypsum core encased in up to 100% Post-Consumer recycled paper liner. They can be used for interior walls and ceilings in residential, commercial and industrial buildings – especially where thermal, acoustic or fire rating criteria have been specified.
“We anticipate that this certification will cement a sense of confidence amongst stakeholders and customers within the architecture and construction industries as we continue to innovate and develop products that help address challenges around sustainability, energy efficiency and environmental protection,” concludes Winroth.
More about the Global Green Tag Certified plasterboard products:
Gyproc RhinoBoard – consists of and aerated or foamed gypsum core encased in, and firmly bonded to, special paper liners. RhinoBoard is used as lining/ cladding for ceilings, drywalls and dry lining. RhinoBoard is non-combustible and it is used as a lining in fire rated drywall and ceiling systems
Gyproc FireStop – plasterboard has fiberglass strands and unexfoliated vermiculite impregnated into the gypsum core to provide increased fire resistance.
Gyproc MoistureResistant – plasterboard is moisture resistant, the core of which is impregnated with water repellent additives. Product is suitable for use in showers, bathrooms and kitchens and where ceramic wall tiling is required.
Gyproc SoundBloc – consists of an aerated gypsum core encased in, and firmly bonded to strong paper liners. Product is suitable for places where greater levels of sound insulation are required, such as hotels, healthcare facilities and schools.
Gyproc DuraLine – has a higher density core and consists of an aerated gypsum core with glass fibre and other proprietary additives. It is suitable for dry lining internal surfaces offering a high impact resistant walling system for use where more durable structures are needed. It provides a lightweight, non-load bearing walling suitable for high circulation areas, including corridors and stairwells in healthcare, educational and commercial buildings.