13 Apr 2016

    The Russian Federation, established in 1991 following the downfall of the Soviet Union, is a semi-federal republic located in the north of Eurasia. The government rules 83 federal subjects comprising 47 oblasts, 21 republics, nine krais, four okrugs and two federal cities, from its base at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia's capital city. As the largest country in the...

13 Apr 2016

  GIPS AD has been active in the gypsum and plaster market in Bulgaria for many years. It sells not only calcined plaster directly to the market but also raw gypsum from its own underground mine to building material companies. The old calcining plant from the early 1970s was based on Russian kettle calcining technology with a heavy fuel oil hot gas generator and electrostat...

13 Apr 2016

  The 29th Eurogypsum Congress of Eurogypsum, the European Gypsum Association, took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Kraków, Poland on 10 – 11 May 2012. The event, held under the title, 'Gypsum is at the core of a sustainable and resource-efficient built environment,' was attended by around 85 delegates from Europe and further afield. The Congress heard a variety of presentat...

13 Apr 2016

  A number of different factors have to be taken into consideration in the selection of bag filling systems for mortar and gypsum products. The filling process and filling time are essentially determined by the product and material characteristics, as well as by the chosen filling system. By means of measured bulk density characteristics such as flowability, aeration behaviour, b...

13 Apr 2016

The British Gypsum Robertsbridge wallboard plant, part of the French building materials giant Saint-Gobain since 2005, is located near the village of Robertsbridge in rural East Sussex. One of the largest employers in the local area, the site has been used for gypsum production for over 100 years, first as a plaster of Paris plant and then as a wallboard site since 1973. Today the site i...

11 Apr 2016

    Cement manufacturing accounted for roughly 61% of the 252Mt of gypsum produced globally in 2015, with the gypsum wallboard sector consuming 33% of the total. Global gypsum demand is projected to increase by an average compound annual growth rate of 10% to reach 870Mt by 2026. Middle Eastern countries, India, China and countries in the Association of South East Asian...