GIFAtec is a really impressive product. Its components are available to an unlimited extent and in a consistent quality. With our patented Hatschek winding procedure we process these elements into the GIFAtec premium gypsum fibre material.
The material is characterized by its homogeneity, its load bearing capacity, its fire protection properties and its easy processing. Whether you use it as a raw panel or choose one of our GIFAtec system solutions: You will benefit from the convincing characteristics and benefits of this versatile product. And, you will always have the good feeling of working with a truly natural product.
NATURAL RAW MATERIALS AND OUR EXPERTISE.
GIFAtec consists of cellulose fibres, natural gypsum, FGD gypsum and water. GIFAtec is free of questionable additives and therefore environmentally harmless from production until disposal. Our production process is designed for an ideal utilization of resources. This applies to both the GIFAtec basic substances as well as to the energy we require.
Additionally, GIFAtec impresses with its incredible durability – another plus when it comes to sustainability. The Knauf concept also includes the diligent recultivation of gypsum mines where areas are reforested and new living spaces are created. Altogether, these measures ensure a resource-friendly utilization and optimize the use of natural raw materials.
QUALITY IS THE BASIS FOR CONFIDENCE.
Materials for the construction industry are subject to a multitude of standards and directives that must be confirmed with testing and quality seals. However, our Knauf quality requirements exceed the legal framework conditions by far. We want to make a truly valuable contribution to the improvement of living, working and the lives of people.
Our superior Hatschek winding procedure guarantees that GIFAtec meets all these requirements in a reliable manner. The raw material is initially wound up to a nominal thickness on a winding roll. Subsequently, it is compressed in a high performance press specifically developed for this purpose; thereafter excessive water is withdrawn from the material in the dryer.
GIFATEC IS PART OF AN ECOLOGICAL CYCLE.
Nature provides our raw materials. Gypsum is available in large quantities; after the mining extensive recultivation measures and nature ensure the creation of new valuable habitats. After the product lifecycle, GIFAtec products can be completely recycled and processed into new GIFAtec products.