Plaster: the historical memory of creative evolution
Plaster offers a timeless charm
A traditional material handed down from older construction techniques
Gypsum has always been used in the construction industry, in combination with other inert materials, thanks to this feature it can be defined both as a traditional material as it is used when older construction techniques are applied, and at the same time it can be considered also a very innovative material which fits the most modern and advanced solutions, able to compete with materials of higher technological level.
As raw material gypsum has a wide range of technical parameters which allow to use Plasterego® products for many types of projects, both stylistic and technological. Thanks to its physic-chemical properties, plaster offers:
Gypsum has characteristics that make it a natural humidity regulator. During drying, the plaster loses all the water, maintaining a porous structure that makes it receptive in case of high environmental humidity. In the same way it transfers the humidity collected to the environment to a state of equilibrium. In construction, this feature guarantees healthy environments, free from condensation mold.
Gypsum proves to be an excellent thermal insulator beacuse during the drying or setting phase, the gypsum structure becomes porous and retains small air bubbles inside which reduce its thermal conductivity. The low ability to transmit heat makes it a highly insulating material even in simple form.
The porous structure and the homogeneous surface of the gypsum-based construction elements allow this material to have good sound-attenuating and sound-absorbing characteristics.
Other characteristics that gypsum naturally possesses are resistance and reaction to fire, due to its molecular composition containing water. Gypsum is presented as non-combustible and is able to delay the spread of flames for a long period of time. Plaster construction materials are therefore particularly effective in fire protection for homes or commercial buildings.
To increase the mechanical strength of gypsum, a production process is followed to create resistant mixtures with different materials such as vegetable or glass fibers. Where required, the plaster products can also be reinforced using metal structures that greatly increase their mechanical strength. Today’s products are particularly suitable for buildings with anti-seismic characteristics.
Gypsum (natural) is a material that does not give off harmful substances even after processing. It reveals an important protective action against other materials, such as wood, protecting it from attacks by insects and pests that often cause their degradation. Due to its hygrometric qualities, it contributes to regulating humidity in rooms, reducing the risk of mold formation. All these characteristics make plaster an ideal element for the construction of buildings.
Gypsum has a high coefficient of light radiation and therefore contributes to increasing the brightness of the rooms. Furthermore, the plaster-treated surfaces have the gift of not altering the chromatic quality of the light source.
For this reason the company has a broad line of products available, which can be customized according to the specific needs from the customer while retaining their original features.