LKAB Minerals is pleased to announce the launch of Gypsol Complete; a pre-blended composite binder, providing a ‘ready for use’ solution.
Gypsol Complete is an anhydrite based floor screed binder, which when combined with sand and water provides a free flowing, self-compacting and self-smoothing floor screed. Gypsol Complete, manufactured by LKAB Minerals, drives a step-change in Anhydrite flowing screeds, allowing for the replacement of existing binder systems. It helps to reduce transport & packaging by eliminating the need for special additives. Use of Gypsol Complete will increase the speed of screed production on site and ensure potential site errors during the manufacturing process are negated.
Gypsol Complete is specially designed for use in all eleven Gypsol screed formats adding choice and flexibility and making it a versatile solution for all applications, from thin screed requirements of just 15mm, to placement over underfloor heating and providing aesthetically pleasing finished flooring solutions. It is also available in the revolutionary Gypsol Rapide format, which offers drying times of as fast as 14 days from installation.
Gypsol Complete is a direct replacement for existing cementitious screed binders requiring no special additives. Due to its properties, binder contents for most formats can be reduced, providing cost savings whilst also improving the quality and consistency of the screed. Sanding to remove laitance is of no benefit to the overall performance of the screed making it a versatile choice, but as with all screeds, mechanical abrasion may be required ahead of final floor coverings.
“This is a pivotal moment for the Gypsol brand and LKAB Minerals,” says Steve Handscomb, Commercial Director for GGBS & Gypsol. “The launch of our Gypsol Complete binder will provide additional speed and flexibility to our customers, whilst still benefiting from the many existing advantages Gypsol offers.”
The Gypsol range of products are manufactured from an Industry by-product, with a very low embodied CO2, of just 26.2 kg per tonne of material, some 94% less than traditional cementitious screeds. Additionally, Gypsol screed has a high thermal conductivity of 2.5 watts per m2K which enables underfloor heating to achieve temperature much more quickly, achieving savings in energy and cost. Due to the ease of production and installation, manual handling and additional health and safety impacts are reduced, making them an ideal choice for all projects.
Customer service and R&D
LKAB Minerals provides ongoing customer service to the screed industry, through the development of customised and pre-available training packages for contractors and installers, as well as ongoing technical support to customers in the development and installation of Gypsol products.
Our range of Gypsol products are continuously evolving, with the company continuing to invest in the R&D and improvement of new and existing products.
Gypsol anhydrite screed binder is made mainly from a by-product of industry, making it a cost effective and environmentally friendly screed solution. Gypsol screeds provide an ergonomic installation, saving time and providing health and safety benefits, through a reduction in manual handling and reduced muscle wear and tear, compared with traditional sand cement screeds. There are eleven products in the Gypsol range, available throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland from over 90 locations. Our range of screeds are designed specifically to meet the needs of the customer and can be placed in just about any project from traditional masonry and lightweight steel frames, to timber frames and high strength applications.