Nano technology has to do with a micro scale measured in nano meters (1 billionth of a metre, which is roughly 1000th of the thickness of a human hair). In ceramics, tiles faces are coated with nano-sized ceramic particles that penetrate micro pores of the surface with the help of suitable suspension agents, all applied under very high pressure with a special imported machine. Such nano technology helps the tiles face gain a never-before glossiness of at least 90%. Along with other desirable characteristics like skid resistance, stain resistance, durability and easy maintenance.
NANO POLISHED VITRIFIED TILES
Nano polish is based on Chemical-Nanotechnology, the specially formulated product contains Functional Nano Particles that are specially linked into a Silicon Matrix in a Solvent Base. Such self-organizing Nano components will form an invisible layer on the surface of vitrified tiles which will have excellent water/dust repellent & anti-bacterial Benefits of nano coating over vitrified tiles
The floor surface is more prone to get spoiled by ink, food items, tea, coffee, liquor, other liquids or dirt. Nano coating is ideal to solve this problem. Nano coated tile’s surface becomes water repellent and thus it do not easily absorb the stain. In short nano coating retains the quality of the surface even after long time. Apart from this, nano coated vitrified tiles are also easy to clean and possess anti-bacterial properties.
WHAT IS GYPSUM?
Gypsum is a light weight material which is formed as the result of evaporating sea water in massive prehistoric basins. In terms of its chemical composition, it is Calcium Sulphate Di-hydrate (CaSO4.2H2O) and inherently contains 21% water by molecular weight.
Gypsum products have been used for centuries in the construction space and are the material of choice because of gypsum’s unique properties. It has excellent insulation properties both thermal and acoustic and can offer very good passive fire protection, moisture resistance, impact resistance and vapour control when used in combination with the right systems.
WHAT IS GYPSUM PLASTER?
When a wall is constructed with brick or block, they are finished with a coat of plaster which is called internal plastering. Internal plastering has traditionally been done through a process of sand-cement plastering finished with POP pruning.
This is a two stage process and involves multiple elements like sand, cement and water which is mixed onsite. This form of plastering is being slowly replaced by a direct single coat application of gypsum plaster.
So gypsum plaster is actually a replacement of two processes i.e. sand cement plastering & POP punning. Gypsum plaster is produced as a result of calcinations of the raw gypsum in an automatic kettle under controlled temperature.
GYPSUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AS FOLLOWS
- Water / Plaster Ratio
- End of Setting
- Limiting Single Coat Application Thickness (min.)
- Drying Time
- Tensile-Bending Strength (min.)
- Compressive Strength (min.)
- Consumption (1cm thickness)
BENEFITS TO BUILDERS / DEVELOPERS
- Green material.
- Shrinkage crack free surfaces – smooth finish.
- High productivity – faster work (Reducing plastering time by 70% when compared to conventional Sand cement plaster + POP method) so time saving.
- Performance – Durability, light weight (Reduces dead load on structure).
- Cleaner sites – Direct application bagged product – requires no water curing.
BENEFITS TO THE END CUSTOMER
- No shrinkage cracks on walls and ceilings.
- Reduction in the time required for plastering and this helps in timely possession of homes.
- Perfectly lined, leveled, smooth walls.
- Saving on electricity used for air conditioning as gypsum has very low thermal conductivity.
In the last few years, gypsum plaster has become the solution of choice for all leading builders especially in Mumbai and Pune and is now starting to catch on with developers in other cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Delhi.
Many builders such as Lodha, Hiranandani, K Raheja, Magarpatta, Oberoi, Rohan, HCC, Rustomjee to name a few have adopted this method of plastering for a majority of their projects for its sheer convenience over traditional plastering and aesthetic appeal.