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EPiC database - Plasterboard - 10 mm

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posted on 20.11.2019 by Robert Crawford, André Stephan, Fabian Prideaux
This material is part of the free Environmental Performance in Construction (EPiC) Database. The EPiC Database contains embodied environmental flow coefficients for 250+ construction materials using a comprehensive hybrid life cycle inventory approach.

Plasterboard, also known as gypsum board, is a wall and ceiling lining material manufactured from gypsum, water and paper. A gypsum-based plaster is sandwiched between two layers of paper. The plaster often contains a paper or fibreglass fibre as well as various additives. After the plaster sets it is then dried in a large drying chamber. It is then cured at high temperatures before being cut to size.

Plasterboard is used to provide a lining for internal walls and ceilings. A variety of product types are available, including acoustic-rated, fire-rated and moisture-resistant plasterboard. It is typically finished with paint once installed. It has a relatively low durability and is thus easily damaged, but can usually be repaired with gypsum plaster products. It comes in standard sizes, typically 1200 × 2400 mm, 1200 × 4800 mm and 1200 × 6000 mm and 10 or 13 mm thick. The 13 mm board is generally used in commercial applications due to its better durability and acoustic properties.

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