Gyprock puts a lid on VOCs

News /
28 October 2009

Recently, there has been increasing awareness of the involvement Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) have on indoor air pollution and how this can affect human health. This knowledge and attention has direct implications for the building and construction industry with a new focus on reducing the chemical emissions gained from the use of building materials.

VOCs can be generally defined as any organic compound, such as potentially harmful gases, that are emitted into the indoor atmosphere. Contributors include: hard surface and carpet flooring materials, paints, adhesives and sealants, insulations, vinyl wall coverings, ceiling tile, fireproofing, and textile furnishings.

The Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) Green Star Rating Tools encourages product suppliers, designers and specifiers to use low VOC emitting materials. The level of VOC content of a product can affect Green Star credits.

Gyprock has committed its business to producing more environmentally sustainable products to support the green building market. The company has engaged CETEC Pty. Ltd to test its range of compounds and adhesives for levels of VOC. Gyprock has uploaded Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) certificates to its website for each of its relevant products, which may be required if using Gyprock products on a Green Star project.

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Gyprock manufactures gypsum-based products such as plasterboard, plaster, cornices, ceiling panels and adhesives.

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