Gypsum is the ideal building material because it has the same PH value and thermal conductivity properties as the human skin. Gypsum is made up of minerals, and is free of any materials that could negatively influence a sense of well-being. Gypsum is not harmful to human skin.
Building materials made of gypsum always feel warm when touched, because Gypsum possesses low thermal conductivity properties.
The secret of a balanced room climate lies primarily in balanced humidity levels. Once again nature has presented us with a highly effective moisture management system in Gypsum. Gypsum can absorb a lot of humidity through its open and crystalline pores and then automatically releases this moisture when a room becomes too dry. This works as often as necessary, and without consuming energy.
In many countries, over one third the total energy consumed is still used for heating or cooling our homes and our areas of work. We must insulate our homes efficiently to save on energy costs.
But technical specifications of energy saving alone cannot make us happy. We will only feel good when Gypsum building products create a healthy climate – INDOOR AIR QUALITY – in the room and a comfortable living environment.
The low surface conductivity in turn prevents the static charging of gypsum plaster. Therefore, gypsum plasters do not attract dust. They are non-flammable and belong to building material class A. In addition, part of the water is bound when the plaster sets. In the case of a fire, this water is released, thus improving the fire protection.