Elkem Microsilica® products for gypsum board applications
Products for Gypsum Board
Elkem Microsilica® is used in gypsum board applications to improve a board's fire resistance.
Elkem Microsilica® delays the shrinkage that occurs in a gypsum board when it is exposed to fire, and at the same time, it significantly improves strength retention.
Elkem Microsilica® also improves the dispersion of other ingredients in a gypsum board, particularly fibers.
The overall benefit from the inclusion of Elkem Microsilica® in a gypsum board is additional 'fire protection' before a board collapses.