Gypsum board innovation Emsac® slurry rolls into town

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British Gypsum in East Leake, UK have taken their first delivery of bulk microsilica slurry for use in their fire resistant gypsum board.

Following two years of cooperation between the Saint-Gobain Group and Elkem Materials (including a number of extensive trials and tests), the first tanker load of bulk Emsac® microsilica slurry has been delivered to the East Leake gypsum board factory in the UK.

The factory has installed a customised tank and dosing equipment at East Leake to take full advantage of the Elkem liquid product.

The microsilica improves the fire resistance of their boards, and East Leake will use Emsac® in full production as a pilot factory prior to the use of Elkem Microsilica® slurry being extended to other Saint-Gobain gypsum board manufacturing locations in the UK and Europe.

This development follows on the back of Elkem Materials recently receiving the Saint-Gobain award for product innovation for Emsac® at the recent Saint-Gobain supplier conference.

Watch a video about the benefits of the product here.

To read more about Emsac® or contact our sales department, click here.


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