Researchers from the University of Burgos have patented a new gypsum-based material that has improved properties for construction, especially for use as coatings where high fire resistance is required. This material is made up of waste from the iron and steel industry for which the criteria for its use and basic dosages are set to guarantee its resistance and durability, as well as a high degree of performance and implementation, as well as resistance to fire.
New and innovative aspects
The proposed solution allows the obtaining of a densified material with improved properties compared to conventional mixtures (for example, optimizing some of the basic properties) and with a good performance in the performance regime in relation resistance and reaction to fire.
Main advantages of its use
• Improvement of the non-combustibility properties of conventional plasters.
• Increase in applications of gypsum-based materials in special atmospheres.
It is an ecoprefabricated gypsum board with high fire resistance, the board being made up of a gypsum core incluiding iron and steel residues from the steel industry, said residues essentially composed of CaO, SiO2, Al2O3 and MgO.
The potential applications are:
- Companies in the construction sector.
- Use in mass coatings as materials with high resistance and reaction to fire.
- Prefabricated for use in buildings partitions and industrial with protection against fire requirements.
Intellectual property status
Protected by Model Utility U201930281
Current development status
In use and validated.
Desired business relationship
Commercial Agreement, License Agreement, Technical Cooperation: further development; Technical Cooperation: testing new applications; Technical Cooperation: adaptation to specific needs.