‘EcoTech™ is their enhanced engineering technology that provides an exceptional performance-to-weight ratio.


As the world leader in light and sustainable construction, Saint-Gobain have affirmed their commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2050 with the introduction of additional products and carbon neutral manufacturing plants around the world.

The latest product to be eco-innovated is their trusted and original, Gyproc RhinoBoard® plasterboard, that is now manufactured using EcoTech™, which allows the board to not only be easier to handle, but also easier to install.
‘EcoTech™ is their enhanced engineering technology that provides an exceptional performance-to-weight ratio, achieving a higher calibre of performance and sustainability, while elevating the standard for plasterboard in the market,’ explains Anton Marais, Head of Product (Gyproc).

In recent years, dry construction has come to the fore as a promising alternative to regular brick and mortar construction. “Dry construction consumes 95% less water than masonry construction and is made from environmentally-friendly recyclable materials. With a three to four times faster installation speed, and an eight to ten times lighter weight to masonry construction, dry construction is gaining momentum as a favored alternative,” says Marais. “Not to mention its aesthetic appeal, with a seamless, crack-free surface.”

The standard range of RhinoBoard® plasterboards, now with EcoTech™, are produced with a 10%* reduction in carbon emissions and an 8%* reduction in water use. The boards are produced efficiently using 8%* less virgin raw materials and yet deliver the same trusted breaking strength of the original RhinoBoard® plasterboard. The new technology has also allowed for efficient usability, as the board is now easier to cut, snap and fix, and allows one to transport more square meters per load, with improved handling and installation onsite.

Saint-Gobain cares about building better for people and the planet, by offering solutions that deliver sustainability and performance to drive the transformation of construction markets. These initiatives are just the beginning of Saint-Gobain’s journey towards Net-Zero, with ongoing and deliberate efforts to ensure sustainability targets are achieved.
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About Saint-Gobain

Worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and services for the construction and industrial markets. Its integrated solutions for the renovation of public and private buildings, light construction and the decarbonisation of construction and industry are developed through a continuous innovation process and provide sustainability and performance. The Group’s commitment is guided by its purpose, “MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME”.

About Gyproc

Our Saint-Gobain Gypsum brands are represented by 5 brands: Gyproc®, Placo®, Rigips®, CertainTeed® and British Gypsum®. Our Saint-Gobain Gypsum brands care about building better for people and the planet. They design, manufacture and market solutions for walls, partitions, ceilings and facades that deliver sustainability and performance. They serve those who build and those who spend time in buildings while addressing a variety of markets in construction and renovation. With over 13 800 employees, our Gypsum brands provide plaster and plasterboard solutions in 39 countries, through 100 sites.
• €44.2 billion in sales in 2021
• 166,000 employees,
• locations in 75 countries
• Committed to achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2050