Gypsum: the ideal component for a healthy living environment.
Gypsum has been confirmed over time as the ideal product to ensure the healthiest natural living conditions in all types of constructions. Scientific progress has determined its biocompatible characteristics and proven them harmless to our health since composed of elements compatible with our safety and well-being. Moreover, Gypsum is odorless, does not emit gases or other substances in the environment and has an extremely low intrinsic radiation value, even lower than that of the earth’s crust. Finally its low conductivity prevents electrostatic discharges and prevents the attraction of dust.
Real Gypsum is Natural. The rest is something else.
LAGES only uses only Natural Gypsum. It is indeed important to remember that there is a big difference between natural gypsum and that resulting as a by-product of chemical processes. Synthetic gypsum is a by-product of coal combustion, implemented in thermal power plants. To reduce the phenomenon of acid rain, power plants are required to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions. The emissions are reduced through a chemical process from which Gypsum is obtained as a byproduct. The Gypsum thus obtained, even if similar to the natural one, contains other elements that are the result of the combustion process it originated from.
LAGES produces Gypsum with care.
LAGES extracts Gypsum from its quarries scrupulously respecting all applicable regulations. The gypsum mineral, which is in the form of calcium sulphate dihydrate, is transformed in to powder and subjected to a cooking process by heating it to about 100 ° C / 150 ° C. When water is added to the gypsum powder, it rehydrates back to dihydrate returning to a solid state. The relatively low temperature calcinations emit less CO2 compared to other types of binders, making it also a product suitable for green building.
LAGES Gypsum based Plasters: comfort and reliability.
Due to the high proportion of macropors and to the open pore structure of Gypsum, Gypsum based products can take up a large quantity of humidity without becoming actually wet. This is useful when, during variations in room climate conditions, the moisture previously absorbed is released. This physical phenomenon effectively regulates the living conditions in interior rooms improving domestic comfort.