Gypsum as a building material
Gypsum is a versatile material and an essential part of our natural habitat: Karst landscapes are impressive with their widely varied vegetation and numerous morphological manifestations.
And man has always used and formed this “natural habitat of gypsum”.
Gypsum rock is one of the most important mineral building materials. Not necessarily in terms of the amount used, although 4-5 million tons are meanwhile quite considerable too. But the more important point is its significance in interior construction.
Living with gypsum
An increasing number of people want to build inexpensively and improve their living standards.
And that is why there is a growing demand for this building material with its fantastic qualities: Gypsum.
Our aim is to extract it in an environmentally friendly way and transport it intelligently without harming nature.
Nature is inventive
Nature’s ingenuity is amazing: Gypsum, a type of rock over 200 million years old, is so easy to handle that it was already being used to build with thousands of years ago. In ancient Jericho plaster had already been used to make walls and floors 11,000 years ago. The use of this building material again blossomed in masterly stucco works of the Baroque period. Today, plaster is again being used to produce a cosy living atmosphere and creative interior designs
Safeguarding the basis of this raw material
No wonder that an increasing amount of this “miracle building material” is required. With its integration of the latest energy technology and the use of intelligent procedures, Knauf ensures the continuing availability of gypsum as an environmentally compatible building material far into the next century.