What do we manufacture?
What is Gypsum?
Plaster is obtained from gypsum, which is a main raw material mainly extracted from the ground. There are worldwide many careers of gypsum including a very important one which forms the foundations of the city of Paris.
To obtain plaster as we know it, bigger pieces of gypsum are first crushed to obtain gypsum powder, pieces not bigger than grains of sand. After that process the material is calcinated to dry the particles and to extract a certain amount of water moleculles.
The chemical formula to obtain plaster from gypsum: (CaSO4 + 2H2O) + Energie ==> CaSO4 + ½H2O
( Gypsum ) ( Plaster )
1. Gypsum 2. Additives 3. Balance 4. Water 5. Mixer 6. Mold 7. Oven 8. Packing 9. Transport
Gypsum blocks are manufactured in our automated factory. A certain quantity of water, gypsum and additives is poured into a mixer to form a homogenous mass. This mass is then poured into the molds. Once the mass is sufficiently hard, the blocks are removed by a hydraulic system on trucks transporting them to the drying tunnels.
The following steps are placing blocks on pallets, the automatic packaging and the transport.
Our factory is part of the ABLG, the Gypsum Association of Belgium and Luxembourg. This organization promotes the recycling of gypsum as raw material. Indeed, it is more than important to position in a long-term recycling process for materials such as plaster.
Our business is exclusively focused on the plaster blocks, so we have a strict control over our waste.