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A large, thin sheet of pulpboard, paper, or felt bonded to a hardened gypsum plaster core and used as a wall backing or as a substitute for plaster.


A building board made of a core of gypsum or plaster, faced with two sheets of heavy paper.

gypsum lath, board lath, gypsum plaster-board, rock lath

A base for plaster; a sheet having a gypsum core, faced with paper, which provides a good bond for plaster; usually manufactured in 16-in. by 48-in. (40.6-cm by 121.9-cm) or 24-in. by 96-in. (61.0-cm by 243.8-cm) panels, ? or ½ in. (0.95 or 1.27 cm) thick with round or square edges.
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The report provides a basic overview of Plasterboard market including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure.
New Zealand's plasterboard market is dominated by Fletcher Building.
Then cut along the inside of the lines to perfectly align the electrical back box for the plasterboard to push over it.
If, on the other hand, the damage isn't too extensive you could opt to repair it yourself with a plasterboard patch.
Arrow Gypsum will process the plasterboard by way of separating the gypsum from the paper to create new gypsum material which will go back into the manufacture of new plasterboard or for agricultural use.
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The facility will produce around 30 million square metres of plasterboard each year to service the growing demand for lightweight building systems for the construction sector in the region.
9 million) contract to construct a 30,000 sq m plasterboard manufacturing factory for Saint-Gobain Gyproc Emirates Industries LLC (SGGEI) in the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD 1) in the wider Mussafah area.
We learned on 9/11 that you don't build a core out of plasterboard," Silverstein told New York magazine last year.
The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is funding two end markets for recycled plasterboard.
Two new end markets for recycled plasterboard are being explored in new research and development trials--one of which will feed the metalcasting industry.
based Waste & Resources Action Program (WRAP) has started work on improving the recycling opportunities for gypsum waste, sourced predominantly from scrap drywall, also known as plasterboard.