Knauf Australia

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National HQ
31 Military Road
Matraville 2036 NSW

SA Office
22 Circuit Court
Hendon SA 5014

Why we're involved?

TKnauf Australia is excited to be part of this project because it aligns with our own values and objectives relating to sustainability and innovation. We are proud to be associated with organisations and government departments that put a high premium on environmental sustainability, such as the Adelaide City Council whose goal it is to be the world’s first carbon neutral city. We welcome the opportunity to start a conversation with like-minded stakeholders in the construction industry, and we see it as an opportunity to learn more about sustainable design. It is our goal to always look for ways to improve our sustainability efforts and to remain part of the solution in the future.

Empowering owners choices.

We foster close relationships with prominent industry associations representing building designers and builders to promote the sustainable solutions we offer. Our website contains a wealth of information on sustainable building solutions that can help home owners who want to buy, renovate or build a home to make sustainable choices.
Our Marketing literature is freely available online for download and our printed collateral uses Monza Recycled paper containing 99% recycled fibre and is FSC® Mix Certified.

Adding health and amenity for the user.

Knauf’s products and systems are technologically advanced. We invest heavily in product development to provide building solutions that reduce noise, offer privacy, improve indoor air quality and offer flexibility in design and aesthetics. Our standard plasterboard range, and not only our premium ranges, has carried a GreenRate certification for the last 6 years. We are currently recertifying to the new standard with even tighter controls, and which will also include new Product Health Declarations expected to be available at the end of June.

How we're assisting in resilient built environments.

The energy consumption in the manufacturing of plasterboard is amongst the lowest of any building product. (Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as part of Gypsum Board Manufacturers Association (GBMA)).
Manufacturing: Our plasterboard is fully recyclable and made from gypsum, a non-toxic and natural rock, and 100% recycled paper. All process water and production waste are recycled within the factory and no water is discharged.
Packaging: Gluts used to store and transport plasterboard are made from waste plasterboard.
Transport: Plasterboard is a lightweight building material, resulting in reduced transport costs and lower emissions.
Support: We support our customers in finding solutions for their environmental sustainability objectives.
We demonstrate our commitment to sustainable development through business actions including the certification of our site operations to ISO 14001:2015 Environment, OHSAS 18001:2007 Health & Safety, and ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management systems. Since 2009 the objectives we have set and achieved for the reduction of emissions and waste from our manufacturing, have brought us closer towards carbon neutrality. In 2016 we achieved certification to the Government NCOS scheme for our carbon neutral opt-in program for plasterboard.

Increasing our presence in the community to encourage future thinking design.

Knauf’s business actions are guided by a genuine commitment to sustainable development. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our employees, reducing our impact on the environment and fostering respect for local communities. These are the pillars of our social responsibility and the foundations of our long term-growth. Our commitment is demonstrated by the certification of our plants to ISO 14001:2015 Environment, OHSAS 18001:2007 Health & Safety, and ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management systems.

Our partnership with our customers spans from the design and specification stages through to the project delivery and end of life. Plasterboard is a sustainable building material and can readily be incorporated into projects requiring green star or other program certifications, regardless of the scope of the project.
We always offer expert support to help them find solutions for their environmental sustainability objectives.

Knauf strives to grow sustainably through continuous environmental improvements. Since 2009 the objectives we have set and achieved for the reduction of emissions and waste from our manufacturing, have brought us closer towards carbon neutrality. Examples include the recycling of waste heat in the plaster mill; the installation of heat exchangers on dryers to reduce gas consumption and optimising mixing and dryer processes; energy consumption reductions at manufacturing plants by the automated shutdown of idle equipment; LED light replacement and use of natural light. In 2016 we achieved carbon neutral certification to the Government NCOS scheme for our Carbon Neutral Plasterboard opt-in program.

For the last 6 years we have also worked with GreenTag for GreenRate certification on our plasterboard range. GreenRate certification is offered as standard not just as a premium offer, and now in our seventh year, and with commitment to continuous improvement, we are currently recertifying to the new standard with even tighter environmental controls. This will also see the introduction of new Product Health Declarations for all certified products, expected to be available at the end of June 2019.

Why we're involved?

TKnauf Australia is excited to be part of this project because it aligns with our own values and objectives relating to sustainability and innovation. We are proud to be associated with organisations and government departments that put a high premium on environmental sustainability, such as the Adelaide City Council whose goal it is to be the world’s first carbon neutral city. We welcome the opportunity to start a conversation with like-minded stakeholders in the construction industry, and we see it as an opportunity to learn more about sustainable design. It is our goal to always look for ways to improve our sustainability efforts and to remain part of the solution in the future.

Empowering owners choices.

We foster close relationships with prominent industry associations representing building designers and builders to promote the sustainable solutions we offer. Our website contains a wealth of information on sustainable building solutions that can help home owners who want to buy, renovate or build a home to make sustainable choices.
Our Marketing literature is freely available online for download and our printed collateral uses Monza Recycled paper containing 99% recycled fibre and is FSC® Mix Certified.

Adding health and amenity for the user.

Knauf’s products and systems are technologically advanced. We invest heavily in product development to provide building solutions that reduce noise, offer privacy, improve indoor air quality and offer flexibility in design and aesthetics. Our standard plasterboard range, and not only our premium ranges, has carried a GreenRate certification for the last 6 years. We are currently recertifying to the new standard with even tighter controls, and which will also include new Product Health Declarations expected to be available at the end of June.

How we're assisting in resilient built environments.

The energy consumption in the manufacturing of plasterboard is amongst the lowest of any building product. (Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as part of Gypsum Board Manufacturers Association (GBMA)).
Manufacturing: Our plasterboard is fully recyclable and made from gypsum, a non-toxic and natural rock, and 100% recycled paper. All process water and production waste are recycled within the factory and no water is discharged.
Packaging: Gluts used to store and transport plasterboard are made from waste plasterboard.
Transport: Plasterboard is a lightweight building material, resulting in reduced transport costs and lower emissions.
Support: We support our customers in finding solutions for their environmental sustainability objectives.
We demonstrate our commitment to sustainable development through business actions including the certification of our site operations to ISO 14001:2015 Environment, OHSAS 18001:2007 Health & Safety, and ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management systems. Since 2009 the objectives we have set and achieved for the reduction of emissions and waste from our manufacturing, have brought us closer towards carbon neutrality. In 2016 we achieved certification to the Government NCOS scheme for our carbon neutral opt-in program for plasterboard.

Increasing our presence in the community to encourage future thinking design.

Knauf’s business actions are guided by a genuine commitment to sustainable development. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our employees, reducing our impact on the environment and fostering respect for local communities. These are the pillars of our social responsibility and the foundations of our long term-growth. Our commitment is demonstrated by the certification of our plants to ISO 14001:2015 Environment, OHSAS 18001:2007 Health & Safety, and ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management systems.

Our partnership with our customers spans from the design and specification stages through to the project delivery and end of life. Plasterboard is a sustainable building material and can readily be incorporated into projects requiring green star or other program certifications, regardless of the scope of the project.
We always offer expert support to help them find solutions for their environmental sustainability objectives.

Knauf strives to grow sustainably through continuous environmental improvements. Since 2009 the objectives we have set and achieved for the reduction of emissions and waste from our manufacturing, have brought us closer towards carbon neutrality. Examples include the recycling of waste heat in the plaster mill; the installation of heat exchangers on dryers to reduce gas consumption and optimising mixing and dryer processes; energy consumption reductions at manufacturing plants by the automated shutdown of idle equipment; LED light replacement and use of natural light. In 2016 we achieved carbon neutral certification to the Government NCOS scheme for our Carbon Neutral Plasterboard opt-in program.

For the last 6 years we have also worked with GreenTag for GreenRate certification on our plasterboard range. GreenRate certification is offered as standard not just as a premium offer, and now in our seventh year, and with commitment to continuous improvement, we are currently recertifying to the new standard with even tighter environmental controls. This will also see the introduction of new Product Health Declarations for all certified products, expected to be available at the end of June 2019.

Our Products

Knauf MastaShield

Model Number: 13RE
Credientails Specifications Credientails Specifications
Green tag Certified Recycled or Reused content paper & waste plasterboard
Carbon Neutral NCOS certified Local production Altona, VIC
Carbon Positive Low Embodied Energy GBMA LCA
Low VOC Less than 0.5 mg/m3 TVOC Neutral VOC
Other Not classified as hazardous according to the criteria of NOHSC Australia

Knauf WaterShield

Model Number: 13RE
Credientails Specifications Credientails Specifications
Green tag Certified Recycled or Reused content paper & waste plasterboard
Carbon Neutral NCOS certified Local production Altona, VIC
Carbon Positive Low Embodied Energy GBMA LCA
Low VOC Less than 0.5 mg/m3 TVOC Neutral VOC
Other Not classified as hazardous according to the criteria of NOHSC Australia