GFRG Meets Emerging Challenges | Wall

GFRG Meets Emerging Challenges | Wall And Ceiling



Construction today places an unprecedented emphasis on building materials that support the achievement of ambitious green construction standards such as LEED 4.0, deliver superior product durability and design aesthetics, and reduce the time and cost of construction. Simultaneously, the boundaries of design have been extended by use of advanced 3D modelling software that allow for the creation of complex designs that commonly break from traditional architecture.

Maharashtra keen to use GFRG panel for projects

Maharashtra has evinced interest in using GFRG (glass fibre reinforced gypsum) panels manufactured by FRBL (FACT-RCF Building Products Ltd), Kochi for its upcoming developmental projects.

An assurance in this regard was given by the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during a recent meeting with Jaiveer Srivastava- CMD (FACT) & Chairman (FRBL), CP Dinesh-MD (FRBL) and other senior officials.

According to Srivastava, the Maharashtra Government has assured all possible help to popularise the GFRG (Glass Fibre Re-inforced Gypsum) panels manufactured by FRBL. The government has also shown interest in placing an order on FRBL for a pilot project of the proposed Nagpur Housing Project.

The FACT team met the Chief Minister and requested him to consider FRBL on a nominated basis, for the various upcoming projects in Maharashtra.

The FACT delegation also made a presentation and technical discussions on GFRG panels, which are useful for rapid construction projects at affordable prices, besides being environmental friendly.

For a direct appraisal of FRBL’s capabilities, the Secretary to Chief Minister and other senior officials of Maharashtra Government would be visiting the FRBL sites and facilities by next week.

Ananth Kumar unveils world’s largest glass fibre reinforced gypsum panel

Ananth Kumar unveils world’s largest glass fibre reinforced gypsum panel Prefab Gypwall, which is approved as an alternative building material, envisages new construction methodology for affordable housing BS B2B Bureau | New Delhi November 17, 2014 Last Updated at 18:25 IST Ananth Kumar, Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilisers, unveiled the world’s glass fibre reinforced gypsum (GFRG) panel ‘Gypwall’, manufactured by FACT­RCF Building Products Limited (FRBPL), at the India International Trade Fair 2014. FRBPL is a joint venture of Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT), Kochi, and Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers Limited (RCF), Mumbai. FRBPL is now manufacturing the world’s largest load bearing wall panels (12 X 3 mts and 124 mm thick), which are light weight with high quality finish and water proof. Ananth Kumar said all labs including those from the US have tested and approved these panels, which could revolutionise the infrastructure sector of the country.


This environment friendly prefab Gypwall, which is approved by Building Material and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC) as an alternative building material, envisages new construction methodology for affordable housing. Considering the potential of the panels in mass housing projects, IIT Madras has come out with a design manual for GFRG panels published by BMTPC. IIT Madras has been testing and conducting various studies on GFRG wall panels for the past 10 years. Considering the advantages of GFRG panels to the environment, IIT has Constructed a two storied apartment buildings at their campus, which took only 32 days for completion.