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.
natural rock gypsum was created during a number of geological ages between 100 and 200 million years ago. Its chemical defined name is calcium sulphate…
...with the formula CaSO4 2H2O. It sedimented through the evaporation of water in shallow bays all around the earth. In the course of time, some of these layers either became covered by other rock masses or were subjected to various geological influences, causing them to lose their chemically combined water, thereby forming anhydrite (CaSO4). As soon as waterless anhydrite comes into contact with water it gradually changes back into gypsum. Both of these natural products are essential in the manufacture of our products. They are extracted through both surface and conventional mining.