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CSR Gyprock introduced paper-faced plasterboard into the Australian market in 1947. Since then Gyprock has become Australian for plasterboard.

A history of innovation

Gyprock transformed building in Australia with the introduction of paper-faced plasterboard in 1947. This revolution enabled lightweight construction, saving time and reducing building costs.

Gyprock has a proud history of leading the market with constant innovation, delivering new products and systems to improve building performance, technology and services to make life easier for specifiers, builders and contractors.

  • 2018 Innovative Boundary Wall system delivers flexible build options
  • 2018 Gyptone Flexible joins the perforated range, with two patterns available 
  • 2017 New Red Book and cloud based app introduced
  • 2017 Gyprock partners with Jimeoin to celebrate 70 years of manufacturing
  • 2016 Introduced Rigitone and Gyptone perforated plasterboard
  • 2016 Club Gyprock is launched for contractors across Australia
  • 2015 Sensitive plasterboard launched, and together with EC08 Complete, was approved by National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice Program
  • 2014 Developed market leading Optimised Core technology for stronger and lighter boards
  • 2012 Aria and Alto cornice designs help add style to homes, along with Gyprock Ultra-Top, a premium lightweight topping compound
  • 2012 EC08 Complete joins the range, with mould, moisture, impact, acoustic and fire properties in one board
  • 2008 EC08 Fire, Impact and Partition environmental plasterboards are first to be accredited by Good Environmental Choice Australia
  • 2008 Base Coat 20 joins the range
  • 2008 Superchek joins the range with improved impact and acoustic properties for busy Australian homes
  • 2007 Gyprock adds Base Coat 90 to the industry-leading range of taping compounds
  • 2004 Impactchek is launched, providing a more impact resistant lining option
  • 2004 Stylish Jazz cornice is developed
  • 2003 Concerto cornice is launched
  • 2003 Soundchek introduced for higher performance homes
  • 2003 Easy-Flow all-purpose joint compound makes jointing easier
  • 2001 Easy-Finish topping-compound is launched
  • 2001 Security Wall system offers increased protection for commercial buildings and apartments
  • 1998 Wet Area Base Coat introduced
  • 1998 Base Coat 60 joins the range
  • 1997 Flexible enables curved walls and ceilings
  • 1996 Perforated plasterboard provides improved acoustics for ceilings
  • 1995 The introduction of Acrylic Stud Adhesive simplifies plasterboard fixing
  • 1992 Revolutionary Controlled Density technology reduces weights of standard 10mm, 13mm and Supaceil
  • 1991 Supaceil is introduced, a 10mm no-sag board for ceilings
  • 1990 New Gyprock Research Centre opens
  • 1990 Jointmaster topping compound is revealed
  • 1987 Total-Coat Lite is introduced, providing an all-purpose jointing compound in wet and dry formulas
  • 1982 Super Fyrchek with clay offers improved fire performance
  • 1968 Base Coat 45 is introduced
  • 1965 Cornice Cement joins the range
  • 1964 GB100 Plasterboard cement introduced
  • 1962 Gyprock’s development of vinyl cements solves joint cement cracking
  • 1947 Gyprock paper-faced plasterboard introduced to the Australian market