CSR Gyprock celebrates 65 years of history and success
As the first company to introduce paper-faced plasterboard to Australia 65 years ago, CSR Gyprock™ has a proud anniversary to celebrate this year, and stakes its fair claim as Australia’s leading plasterboard manufacturer.
Since introducing plasterboard in 1947, CSR Gyprock™ has been a pioneer for the plasterboard industry. The brand again led the industry in 1968 with the launch of a revolutionary base coat product, known today as Base Coat 45, and the introduction of a patented Control Density technology in 1992.
Over the years Gyprock™ products have helped to build some of the nation’s most prominent public buildings, including the construction of Parliament House in Canberra, the Melbourne Recital Hall and the restoration of the Sydney Opera House.
CSR Lightweight Systems General Manager, Ian Hardiman says, “2012 is an incredibly special year for Gyprock™ and a time to reflect on just what we have achieved, an opportunity to look forward to the future and the growth of our business.”
Gyprock™ has long been committed to managing its impact on the environment and has continually been at the forefront of sustainable building practices, helping to drive industry standards higher.
In 2008, Gyprock™ launched the first Australian-made plasterboard to be certified by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), the original EC08™ with ReCore™ technology.
The following year, Gyprock™ expanded its sustainable commercial offering with the pivotal entry of the EC08™ range of boards: EC08™ Partition (the original EC08™ board), EC08™ Fire and EC08™ Impact.
In 2011, Gyprock’s premium 10mm plasterboard product Superchek™ joined EC08™ with a GECA certification, raising the bar for residential plasterboard through an environmental solution with a unique point of difference.
Ian Hardiman says, “CSR Gyprock™ is consistently evolving its practice, which includes a focus on the production of sustainable building products, keeping up with the needs of the marketplace and pioneering the way with latest building practices.
“As a company we are well positioned to assist the Australian building and construction industry to tackle the changes and challenges that lie ahead. We are looking forward to supporting the building trade for the next 65 years and beyond.”
Gyprock manufactures gypsum-based products such as plasterboard, plaster, cornices, ceiling panels and adhesives.Learn more