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Gypsum Components

Durable construction with gypsum materials

There are many ways to improve the performance, application and use of gypsum-based materials. Our leading portfolio of solutions can help you:

  • Protect boards and panels
  • Enhance the performance of mortars and compounds

Render, Gypsum Boards, Panels, Walls and Ceilings

Specialty chemicals can add water repellency and durability to render, natural gypsum and synthetic gypsum materials. Silanes, siloxanes and silicone emulsions – when used as an admixture – help you:

  • Improve the durability and resistance to mold and mildew of render and gypsum boards
  • Extend the weatherability and service life of external render and gypsum panels
  • Avoid costly renovations caused by water damage to untreated render and gypsum products

Gypsum Mortars and Finishing Compounds

Tape joint compounds and gypsum-based building products give internal walls a quality finish while also providing greater efficiency and easy workability for applicators seeking to complete their work on time.

For tape joint compounds and spray- or hand-applied mortar, we offer emulsion polymers, cellulosics and redispersible latex powders. Latex powders are used to improve surface appearance and provide abrasion resistance. Our emulsion polymers and cellulosics offer optimal adhesion and workability for high-performance, ready-to-use tape joint compounds.

Our cellulose ethers use a unique technology that allows for the control of particle morphology. They deliver an ideal balance of water retention – even at high temperatures – while taking efficiency and workability to a new level. They also help reduce lump formation, despite variances in gypsum raw material quality.

Tailored products are designed for hand-applied or spray plasters, as well as for smoothing mortars, skim coats and gypsum-based joint fillers.

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