What is Knauf plasterboard?

Knauf plasterboard products stacked in warehouse

Plasterboard is a construction material that is often used to create walls and ceilings. It is commonly called drywall. It is made of gypsum and paper, which means that it is lightweight and easy to use. It can be manufactured with varying properties. Knauf offers three types of plasterboard; regular gypsum board, water-resistant gypsum board and fire-resistant gypsum board.

Gypsum is the key ingredient that gives plasterboard these various properties. The gypsum crystals contain a small amount of water that helps to keep the boards cool and help to prevent the rapid spread of fire. It also allows the product to reduce noise transmission which means that sound can be contained in a room. In apartment blocks, plasterboard helps to keep homes quiet and cool.

Most plasterboards come with the option of a square edge or a tapered edge. Square edges are often used for textured walls and ceilings whereas tapered edges are used for jointing and skimming. They are manufactured to specific, standard sizes, which means that they can be used in many construction applications without having to cut the boards.

Standard plasterboard has one white face and one brown face; the white face is designed for plastering while the brown paper side is ideal for paint and wallpaper. They can be fixed to metal brackets with screws, which makes construction fast and easy. Use Knauf plasterboards for your construction project and take advantage of German quality with locally-produced materials.


Knauf is a German manufacturer of gypsum plasterboard that has operations in Tanzania. We use local materials to produce high-quality drywall products for the construction industry. Knauf takes pride in the quality of products and services that we provide to customers.

We have a world-class team of researchers that have developed ecologically-sound structures and earthquake-resistant systems and materials. These construction solutions are internationally patented and are now available to Tanzanian contractors.

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