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Location GB
Reference year 2012
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Board, Gypsum based, Glasroc F FIRECASE, British Gypsum-Saint-Gobain; 15mm
Technical purpose of product or process Glasroc F FIRECASE consists of gypsum incorporating a tissue of glass fibre immediately below the surface of the board. The core is reinforced with glass fibre rovings and paper pulp. Glasroc F FIRECASE is a specialist board product and has a square edge on the long edges and has short edges sawn straight. Glasroc F FIRECASE is a high performance glass fibre reinforced gypsum board that is used predominantly as part of the British Gypsum FIRECASE structural steel encasement system, giving up to 120 minutes fire protection. It is also used in the GypLyner ENCASE system, achieving up to 180 minutes fire protection. This specialist board is one of the products within our specialist board range that is certified to BES 6001 achieving a rating of ‘Very Good’. Specialist boards have been developed for demanding applications calling for high levels of combined fire, moisture and impact resistance. The unique properties of this exceptionally fine-surfaced, non-paper faced gypsum board provide solutions for a range of applications, from frameless encasement of steelwork for advanced fire protection, thermal insulation of semi-exposed soffits and the lining of steel-framed walls in industrial buildings, to the creation of aesthetically inspiring curved structures.
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  • Metsims Classification: Plasterboards / Gypsum Based Plasterboards / Fire and Moisture Resistant
General comment on data set The LCA is based on 2012 production data for one site in the United Kingdom for 15 mm Glasroc F FIRECASE for use in Great Britain. The production site is Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire. This EPD covers information modules A1 to C4 (cradle to grave) as defined in EN 15804:2012. The declared unit is 1m2 of 15mm thick Glasroc F FIRECASE. The assumed density is 904 kg/m3 (13.56 kg/m2) of 15mm FIRECASE.
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Data set valid until 2019
Time representativeness description May 2019
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Technology description including background system 15mm Glasroc F FIRECASE is manufactured using a continuous production process. The initial materials are homogenously mixed to form a gypsum slurry that is spread via multiple hose outlets onto a glass fibre mat on a moving belt conveyor. A second glass fibre mat is fed onto the production line from above to form the glass reinforced board. The glass reinforced board continues along the production line where it is finished, dried, and cut to size.
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