The high-tensile glass scrim is combined with a dense gypsum core to help protect the building construction. (Photo courtesy Siniat Securtex.)
The high-tensile glass scrim is combined with a dense gypsum core to help protect the building construction. (Photo courtesy Siniat Securtex.)

Chomarat, which makes a range of textiles, says that its laid glass scrim has been used to reinforce attack-resistant gypsum plasterboard made by UK construction specialist Siniat Securtex.

According to Siniat Securtex, it is the first plasterboard-only system certified to Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175 and accredited by the UK’s Secured by Design Police Initiative..

The high-tensile glass scrim is combined with a dense gypsum core to help protect the building construction, because it can help dissipate the force across the whole area of the board, providing impact resistance.

‘Chomarat laid glass scrim brings extra mechanical strength and impact resistance to party walls and doorsets,’ said Pierre Peyron, industrialisation engineer for Securtex. ‘Combined with a dense gypsum core, it prevents damage from tools typically used by opportunistic burglars, such as screwdrivers or from physical attack, eliminating the need for additional materials such as metal lath or ply in the partition.’

This story uses material from Chomarat, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.