The Gyptec Protect board is a highly resistant board. Being coated with a special fiberglass fabric instead of traditional paper, it is recommended for areas that require the best fire reaction class and for wettest areas with occasional exposure to water.
It can be applied indoors, for example in kitchens, locker rooms, showers, pools, spa, toilets, and outdoors on balconies, porches and overhangs.
Gyptec Protect is composed of two sheets of fiberglass with high quality gypsum inside, non-combustible and treated with a water repellent agent to reduce water absorption.
Gyptec Protect system application:
1. Apply profiles and accessories suitable for high humidity systems, that is, with
galvanized thickness (corrosion protection) Z275;
2. Consider the maximum heights, clearances and modulations recommended in the
Gyptec Technical Manual. Consult here: Technical Manual of Plaster Board Systems;
3. The fixing of Protect board to the metallic structure is carried out with screws appropriate to the type of system and to humid environments;
4. Regardless of the final decorative finish applied to the systems, the treatment of Protect joints is carried out with a fiberglass band and filling of the joint with dough suitable for humid places.
Mass especially suitable for use in construction systems with Gyptec Protect plates: Beissier Aguaplack Quick Joint Hydrophobic. Consult here: Fixing and Jointing
5. There are diferent types of finishing that can be applied in a Protect System such as:
Tiles, Surface Coating Q4 type and Painting.
In any case, and especially in areas exposed to high humidity, it is recommended to reinforce the tightness of the encounters with elements with reinforcement bands or through an elastic seal the entire perimeter, including the base, with a water resistant product.
Any of these Final Finishes must be suitable for the system.
More information here: Gyptec Protect Boards
Examples of systems:
120 Protect Partition
GDIV 120/600 [2xProtect+70+2xProtect] MW60
Solution for partition walls, consisting of: Structure with horizontal metal profiles and vertical profiles ‘C’ Studs 70, spaced every 600 mm, to which two layers of Gyptec PROTECT boards are fixed on both outer faces. Volcalis ALPHA mineral wool in the air space.
|Maximum height||3,85 meters|
|Weight per m2||55,7 kg/m2|
|Acoustic Insulation||Fire Resistance|
Rw = 51 dBItecons reference test ACL 013/19
EI 180Validation by extension
95 Protect Lining
GREV 95/600 [2xProtect+70] MW60
Solution for interior wall lining, consisting of: Supporting structure with horizontal metal profile ‘U’ Studs 70 and vertical metal profile ‘C’ Studs 70, spaced every 600 mm, to which two layers of Gyptec PROTECT boards are fixed. Volcalis ALPHA mineral wool in the air space.
|Maximum height||3,20 meters|
|Weight per m2||29,50 kg/m2|
* distance between reinforcements or connections
|Acoustic Insulation||Fire Resistance|
Rw = 41 dBItecons reference test ACL 002/19
EI 60TECNALIA reference test 07414-001
92 Protect Ceiling
GCDS 92/750/500 [2xProtect+2xPT60] MW60
Solution for ceilings, consisting of: Cross structure with horizontal ceiling profile PT60, primary and secondary, spaced each 750 mm and 500 mm respectively, suspended by rod pivots to the ceiling, to which two layers of Gyptec PROTECT boards are attached. Volcalis ALPHA mineral wool in the air space.
|Weight per m2||30 kg/m2|
|Acoustic Insulation||Percussion Sounds|
Rw = 71 dB
Ln, r,w = 54 (-6) dB
The Gyptec Protect systems development and optimisation project is supported by European Union funds.
Competitiveness and Internationalisation Operational Programme
Entity: GYPTEC IBÉRICA, S.A.
Project title: Development, optimisation and description of plasterboards reinforced with fibreglass blankets for application in damp environments and outdoors (POCI-01-0247-FEDER-018699).
Goal: Development, optimisation and description of plasterboards reinforced with fibreglass blankets for application in damp environments and outdoors.