Importance of metal in a false ceiling and drywall system

Gyproc false ceilings and drywalls are lightweight and easy to install. Besides enhancing the beauty of any interior space, they also provide better acoustics, fire protection and thermal insulation. They are 100% recyclable.
A drywall or false ceiling system has a strong spine of GI metal framework with plasterboard as its face. The metal framework gives the system its strength, long life and enhanced performance. Any compromise on the quality of the metal components can lead to permanent system failure.

The Gypsteel ULTRA® advantage

Gypsteel ULTRA® metal components and accessories come with the assurance of quality from Gyproc. Gypsteel ULTRA® is manufactured through a cold rolled pre-forming process that locally work-hardens the base material, and provides great strength to the false ceiling and drywall systems.

Gypsteel ULTRA® is made of special high-performance steel that undergoes stringent quality checks and controls to ensure correct and consistent base material for further profiling. The steel comes in rolled coils to maintain the proper thickness throughout its length. Quality checks ensure correct selection of material for strength and corrosion resistance. The steel sheet is work-hardened by passing it through a teethed roller with a patented design from Hadley which gives a typical unique knurling pattern on the surface. This knurling pattern is a key identifier of genuine Gypsteel ULTRA® from Gyproc.


Advantages of Gypsteel ULTRA®

Gypsteel ULTRA® advantages include:

  • Increased load carrying capacity of as high as 36%
  • Improved screw retention of 17% and increased spring tension of 30%.
  • The unique knurling design improves sound insulation by 10% and fire resistance by 33%.

Installation benefits

  • Faster, safer and easier to install and cut
  • Increased friction fitting
  • No screw stripping or screw riding
  • Sight lines on flanges for more precise joints
  • Improved productivity and quality
  • Tighter stud to track friction fitting
  • Improved safety by reducing sharp edges and lips

Ultra Steel Process video


Why is Gypsteel Ultra® better than cheaper versions in the market?

Metal framing is the spine of false ceilings or drywall systems, determining the system’s strength, life and performance. Gypsteel ULTRA® goes through a stringent manufacturing process with strong quality checks. Local or cheaper versions are usually made from inferior raw materials without quality checks and put your system at risk. You must buy only genuine metal framing to make sure the ceiling does not bend or fall due to the use of low strength material. Also, the wall should not have inferior life due to low corrosion resistance. The difference in cost between genuine Gypsteel ULTRA® and the cheaper versions or look alikes is only about Rs.5 per sq ft. Not a high price to pay for peace of mind and performance backed by a world leader!

How do I identify that the metal framing I buy is genuine Gypsteel Ultra® from gyproc?

Gypsteel ULTRA® can be recognised by the clearly visible branding on the product such as the one in the accompanying image.

GYP steel ultra

All framing systems carry the details of the manufacturing location, manufacturing date, raw material source and operator details to ensure quality control by Gyproc.

In case of doubts, please contact us and we will send our technical representative to verify the same.

Does gyproc only make the metal framing systems or does it also supply the accessories like screws etc?

Gyproc is a complete system provider and not only manufactures the main metal framing components but also supplies complete systems including the screws, connecting clips etc.

J.W. Marriott,

New Delhi

J.W. Marriott is a 5 star luxury hotel with 550 rooms located just outside the T3 airport terminal in New Delhi. The key requirement for this project was a system which would help in constructing the project faster, with walls that delivered high performance in terms of acoustics and fire rating.

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