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Oman first for new GYPROC SOUNDBLOC™ board

Gyproc’s new high performance acoustic plasterboard, Gyproc SoundBloc, has achieved its first major breakthrough in Oman with a high-profile specification for Majid Al Futtaim’s new Mall of Oman, the sultanate’s largest integrated retail, leisure and entertainment destination.

The new board is part of a package of Gyproc boards and systems, valued in excess AED3.8 million, that will provide high levels of acoustics and up to 60 minutes fire performance throughout the 135,000m2 complex.

New to the Middle East market, Gyproc SoundBloc is a high-performance plasterboard with a high-density gypsum core that was specially developed for applications requiring a higher level of sound performance. It will be used in conjunction with the company’s GypWall CLASSIC partition systems to achieve dnTw levels of up to 67dB in separating walls and partitions between screens in the Mall’s new VOX cinema, and other areas requiring high levels of sound insulation.

In another first, the new Mall has become the first major project in the sultanate to incorporate ISOVER Eco insulation, which is being supplied by Gyproc as part of the internal lining package. The high performance sustainable glass wool insulation will be incorporated in GypWall partitions for further enhancement to sound performance, where required.

The Gyproc products and systems are being supplied by distributor, Gemini Building Materials to main contractors Shapoorji Pallonji and CCC international Joint Venture, to meet a tight build schedule for the project, which is being undertaken in two phases, and will be fully open in 2020.

Located in Madinat Al Irfan, close to Muscat’s International Airport, the new Mall of Oman will house an estimated 350 retail outlets, including major international brands such as Carrefour and Abercrombie & Fitch. It will also incorporate a 292-bed hotel and a range of leisure and entertainment facilities, including the cinema complex and a giant 5,600 m2 indoor snow park – the first of its type in the sultanate.

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