Frequently Asked Questions
1.What are the benefits of using Gypsum as the main ingredient of your ceiling tiles?
We believe that Gypsum ceiling tiles, especially, of the sizes that we are marketing, are much easier to be managed by our customers. It is much easier to be transported and handled. Installation, and maintenance is even easier. Clearly, the smaller sizes reduce manpower, and working hours for our customers, not to mention the lower monetary costs. The smaller sizes clearly come with the lighter weight. Secondly, as we believe that your ceiling always tells who you are. With gypsum, we can actually mold the designs into its surface texture and the result is that the design comes out very clearly, even the most detailed areas. The fiber reinforced internal structure not also strengthens the tiles, but also prevent moist. Thus life of each Fiber reinforced Gypsum tile with molded design is much prolonged. With all aspects, it is a good investment for our customers.
2. How do you ensure that your ceiling tiles are strong?
First of all, we use the best quality of Fiber to reinforce each tile. And secondly, our careful manufacturing management is designed strictly to ensure the quality of our products. Nizam Gypsum allows no compromise for producing only high quality products to the world market.
3. How does your sophisticated separation technology of Gypsum benefit consumers?
We all know that for gypsum powder, the higher the percentage of the purity, the higher the quality it contributes to the finished jobs. Our careful selection of gypsum minerals ensures that our customers only get Gypsum Powder with higher percentage in purity (Grade A). This will increase their confidence in the esthetic value of their finished jobs, and much less additional efforts from manpower including time and money investment spent on many other additional touching up job after the final job is done For our ceiling tiles, the fact that it has design molded into the tile itself, it is of higher significance to make sure that even the most detailed aspects of our tiles are looked after.
4. What is the difference between Gypsum and Plaster?
The term Gypsum is often incorrectly used in the building industry. In fact Gypsum is only the raw material from which plaster is made. Gypsum is a natural mineral which is mined in many countries around the world. It is placed into kilns to hydrate and which drives out the moisture content and which finally becomes plaster. Plaster is an extremely safe material as it is non-combustible, non-toxic and non-allergenic.
5. What reinforcement is used?
The use of glass fibers as a reinforcement with plaster was originally invented by ICI in England as a test medium for Glass Reinforced Concrete or GRC. ACI introduced the idea into Australia in 1973 where the product was further developed and put into production by local plaster companies. It stayed exclusively within Australia for approximately 15 years. Since then the process has spread throughout the world. Fiberglass replaced the old reinforcements such as burlap, jute and sisal. These were much heavier, and as vegetable matter they would disintegrate with time, rot if wet and were eaten by rodents. Products produced with these old reinforcements also had a much poorer fire rating.
6. Does Plaster Burn?
No. It is totally fireproof and furthermore it will not give off smoke in a fire. Plaster has a fire rating similar to concrete and is often used to protect steel beams in constructions.
7. Can plaster products be used outdoors?
Nizam Gypsum products are intended for internal use. They can only be used outdoors when they are completely sheltered or out of the direct weather. Plaster reinforced with glass can get wet occasionally without damage, but if repeatedly wet and dry, then like timber, it will deteriorate.
8. On what surfaces can plaster products be attached?
The ideal surface for plaster products is a new unpainted drywall or plaster / plasterboard surface. Where the surface has been painted then the paint should be removed or sanded to form a key where the plaster cement can bond. Wallpaper should be completely removed at the location of the new plasterwork before installation. Where new plaster products are being installed over tiles, marble, granite or materials such as stainless steel, then a thick acrylic type adhesive should be used.
9. What kind of finishes will Nizam Gypsum products accept?
Nizam Gypsum products will accept any acrylic or oil-based paint finish. However, ALL plaster products should be primed before painting with a very thin oil based primer - undercoat. This soaks into the product to form a bond.
10. I don't find the style of mouldings from our house available in your catalog?
It's not unusual. During the Victorian period hundreds of manufacturers produced thousands moulding for builders. Each with extensive collections of design and variation. Our duplication services can provide you with any variations of moulding found in your house.