Saint-Gobain Gyproc, the world leader in habitat and construction market, has launched Habito™. The company claims it to be a revolutionary gypsum board that will create new benchmarks in drywall solutions by offering enhanced performance in load fixing strength, robustness and acoustics. The innovation, says the company, is designed to give customers greater flexibility with their spaceand easethe process ofloading on drywall.
Commenting on the Habito™ launch, regional CEO-construction products India & MD–Gyproc India Venkat Subramanian said, “We at Gyproc India aim to spearhead innovation and technology-driven solutions with high-performance and superior products.Habito™, the latest innovation by Gyproc, offers customers enhanced solutions in drywall offerings. Installed just like any other gypsum board, Habito™ drywall combines the strength and fixing capacity of masonry or ply with the benefits of drywall.”
As urban construction is expected to rise, there will be an increase in demand for sustainable construction methods such as gypsum-based drywalls.Habito™is the latest innovation of GyprocIndia, with which the company seeks to take the lead in sustainable habitat solutions.
Explaining the functionality aspects, Subramanian stated that Habito™, a new variant in the drywall space,is installed like any other gypsum board but allows usersto fix items such as TV brackets, cabinets, white board, lacquered glass, wall hanging instruments or any other heavy items. “This can be done without specialist fixings or using ply support, by simply fixing the screw directly into the wall,” he said. He explained that Habito™ delivers load carrying capacity of 30kg on each screw due to its dense core and patented technology, which means 120kg can be safely mounted using only four screws.“Apart from fixing strength, it absorbs knocks and bangs and dramatically reduces wear and tear ofthe wall.”
“Buildings and living spaces need to adapt to the changing requirements of their occupants, hence flexibility is critical. Habito™Drywallhas been created with a new standard of performance that delivers superior well-being to occupants as compared to traditional options like brick and block or ply,” added SudeepKolte, VP sales & marketing at Gyproc India. “The occupants or homeowners look for ease of loading, strength and flexibility from walls. With Habito™ we will be able to deliver the same in commercial office space, healthcare, educational institutes, retail segmentsand also residential.As a drywall solution, Habito™delivers faster and lighter weight construction combined with strength of brick or block wall,” he informed.