Flooring Tiles from Waste Gypsum

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Suitable for use in flooring and general purpose as a replacement to ceramic and cement tiles.


Salient Features


Tiles are cast by vibration moulding of moist mixture containing gypsum anhydrite plaster/fluoro-gypsum, pigments, polymers, fibres etc. Tiles are of high strength, low water absorption and wear resistance and complied with the requirement of IS: 1237-2012.


Technology Package


Process know-how & demonstration.




Investment for a plant for producing 40 sq.m tiles per day in 3 shifts is ~Rs.30.0 lakhs. The production cost of one tile (Size 300 x 300 x 20 mm) comes to Rs.25/- per sq. ft.


Scale of Development


Developed on laboratory scale. Pilot plant of capacity 40 sq. m per day may be set up with help of industry.


Status of Commercialization




Raw Materials


Fluoro-gypsum/ Phospho-gypsum


Plant, Equipment and Machinery required


Vibrating table, moulds, mixers, curing chamber, drying chamber, rotatory kiln, ball mill, grinding and polishing machine and demoulding plates.


Environmental Aspects


No special measures are required


IPR Status


Indian Patent No.226284


For further information please contact

The Director
CSIR - Central Building Research Institute,
Roorkee – 247 667
Phone: +91 – 1332 – 272243