The EC08 Complete plasterboard product from industry leader CSR Gyprock has
been approved by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice program.
This approval allows the low VOC plasterboard to be specified as a
better building material choice for people with asthma and allergies.
Asthma Council Australia figures reveal that there are 2.3 million Australians
with asthma, and one in three suffering from allergies. Most symptoms are
commonly set off by triggers such as mould, dust mites, pollen and pets. The
Council’s Sensitive Choice program helps to educate Australians by increasing awareness
of the hundreds of household products and services available that meet strict
guidelines, and make life easier for sufferers.
The Sensitive Choice Product Advisory Panel, comprising of experts in
allergy, respiratory medicine, pharmacy, general practice, industrial chemistry
and consumer issues, review all products that have been presented to the
program. Only products that may be a better choice for people with asthma or
allergy are included on the Sensitive Choice register and allowed to display
the program’s blue butterfly logo.
Of the over 200 products and services certified as being better choices
for asthma and allergy sufferers by the Sensitive Choice program, Gyprock EC08
Complete is the only plasterboard in Australia to have been given accreditation.
EC08 Complete has been manufactured with a highly effective mould
inhibitor to provide the benefits of mould resistance, and is a superior choice
for architects when designing specialised construction projects as no other
wall lining material available in Australia achieves a better result in the ASTM
G-21 test for mould growth.
Engineered to meet the highest standards across a broad range of
performance requirements, EC08 Complete can now be confidently specified for
specialised construction projects requiring a sensitive approach such as
hospitals and aged care facilities where patients are at their most susceptible.
Key features and benefits of EC08 Complete premium multi-function
plasterboard include moisture resistance with a high level of soft and hard
body impact resistance, making it ideal for wet areas, which have an increased
risk of impact; fire and acoustic rating; Australian made for Australian
conditions; lightweight and easy to work with; part of a trusted, complete
jointed system; scuff resistance; and can be paint-finished.
The EC08 Complete is the newest addition to Gyprock’s wider EC08 range.
In 2008, Gyprock EC08 with reCore technology was the first Australian
plasterboard to be certified by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA). In
2014, all six boards in the EC08 range have been re-accredited to the latest GECA
04 – 2011 Panel Boards Standard, including the EC08 Complete.
Manufactured by CSR Gyprock in Australia, the entire plasterboard range features
reCore technology, which enables the production of plasterboards to include higher
levels of recycled content without impacting product performance.