Environmentally responsible products Gyprock plasterboard products are manufactured from gypsum, paper and a small amount of additives. Gypsum is a naturally occurring, non-toxic sedimentary rock. The paper liner board used for plasterboard and cornice is made from 100% recycled newspapers and cartons. The energy used in the manufacture of Gyprock is amongst the lowest of any building product1. Emissions are limited to water vapour and products of natural gas consumption. In 2008, Gyprock was the first Australian plasterboard manufacturer to have a plasterboard product certified under the Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) label. In 2011, in another first for Gyprock, the EC08™ product was recertified to the GECA 2011 Panel Boards Standard alongside the new certification of its Superchek plasterboard. Gyprock has continued to push for higher environmental performance in its product range with out compromising the high performance standards that our customers expect from us. In 2012 Gyprock EC08 Complete was launched as the highest specification, GECA accredited board in the Gyprock range. We are also proud that in 2014, GECA accreditation was granted to the majority of the Gyprock plasterboards in the Residential and Commercial Select and Specialty Options ranges - totalling 16 boards with GECA accreditation. The GECA label indicates the environmental performance of a product from a whole of product life perspective for consumer goods and is awarded to products that meet voluntary environmental performance standards which have been created and assessed in conformance to international environmental labelling standards.
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