Gypsum Fibreboard

Manufacturing Method

At a state-of-the-art production facility in Holland, gypsum, a waste product from a nearby power station, and cellulose fibres from recycled paper and magazines collected throughout the Netherlands are mixed with recycled water in an 80%-20% ratio to produce homogenous sheet materials that are cured and cut to size.

All by products are fed back into the production cycle and Fermacell have even instigated a scheme for the collection and recycling of off cuts and waste created on construction sites, giving customers the opportunity to enhance their environmental reputations by demonstrating social responsibility through reduced demand for land fill.

Since its introduction to the U.K. in 1971, Fermacell, one of the brands of world-wide building materials group Xella International, has developed a fine reputation for effective solutions that meet today’s challenging building and sustainability requirements.

The product, and its manufacturing process, have been awarded the coveted Rosenheim Institute of Construction Biology and Ecology Certificate and the Low Emissions Product Eco Certificate. In addition Fermacell itself has been defined as a “healthy living building material” for allergy-free environments.