CSR Gyprock marks 70 years of innovation
Australia’s plasterboard pioneer, CSR Gyprock, celebrates 70 years of innovation and performance as the country’s leading plasterboard manufacturer – cementing its place at the forefront of the Australian building market.
From the introduction of the first paper-faced plasterboard to market in 1947 to its commitment to new technology development, CSR Gyprock has continued its strong tradition of evolving its product range to meet the needs of the ever-changing construction and building industry.
“2017 is a very special year for CSR Gyprock and marks a time of reflection as we look back on many years of achievements in the Australian building industry,” says Najwa Khoury, general manager of marketing, Gyprock. “We have continued to invest in new technology to meet the needs of the building trade, which is reflected in the widespread use of Gyprock plasterboard across a number of large-scale projects – such as the restoration of the Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Recital Hall and more recently, new Royal Adelaide Hospital and Perth Stadium.”
It’s this established history and leading industry reputation that showcase the importance of CSR Gyprock in many iconic Australian buildings.
“Our longstanding history in the industry shows the importance placed on the relationships we have cultivated with our customers and the professionalism, performance and reliability they have come to associate with the Gyprock brand,” explains Khoury.
Known as a plasterboard pioneer, CSR Gyprock led the industry in 1968 with the launch of a revolutionary base coat product GB175, known today as Base Coat 45. In the late 1990s, Gyprock launched its Perforated and Flexible plasterboards and Wet Area Base Coat. 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 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.
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.
In 2014, Gyprock EC08 Complete and Gyprock Sensitive plasterboard products were approved by the National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice program, and Optimised Core technology was introduced into its leading Supaceil plasterboard.
As building and construction trends in Australia move towards greater efficiency across installation, delivery and energy usage, Gyprock continues to provide advanced solutions to the industry. In 2017, the manufacturer released its all-new, expanded edition of its design guide, the Red Book. The latest edition showcases Gyprock’s latest products and solutions, supported by other CSR brands, including Cemintel, Ceilector, Bradford, Hebel and AFS, as stalwarts of the Australian building industry.
“CSR Gyprock is proud of its 70 year history in the Australian building industry, documented by the consistent innovation among our product range and by our longstanding relationships with plasterers, builders, architects and designers,” says Khoury. “As the past 70 years has shown, we are well positioned to meet the challenges and needs of the Australian building and construction industry and look forward to supporting the building trade for the next 70 years and beyond.”
Gyprock manufactures gypsum-based products such as plasterboard, plaster, cornices, ceiling panels and adhesives.Learn more