FprEN 13279-1

Gypsum binders and gypsum plasters - Part 1: Definitions and requirements

General information

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CEN/TC 241 Gypsum and gypsum based products

European Norm

01.040.91   Construction materials and building (Vocabularies) | 91.100.10   Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar


This document specifies the characteristics and performance of powder products based on gypsum binder for building purposes. This includes premixed gypsum building plasters for plastering of walls and ceilings inside buildings where they are applied as a finishing material which can be decorated. These products are specially formulated to meet their application requirements by the use of additives/admixtures, aggregates and other binders. Gypsum and gypsum based building plasters for manual and mechanical applications are included.
This document also applies to gypsum binders both for direct use on site and for further processing into gypsum blocks, gypsum plasterboards, gypsum boards with fibrous reinforcement, gypsum fibrous plasterwork and gypsum ceiling elements. Gypsum mortar for internal not load bearing partitions not exposed to water is also included.
Calcium sulfate used as binder for floor screeds is not covered by this document.
This document defines the reference tests for technical characteristics and provides for the assessment and verification of constancy of performance of the products covered by this European Standard.
Building lime, as calcium hydroxide, can be used as an additional binder together with gypsum binder. If gypsum binder is the principle active binding component in a plaster then this plaster is covered by this European Standard. If building lime is the principle active binding component in a plaster then the plaster is covered by EN 998 1.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Regulation (eu) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 march 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing council directive 89/106/eec

Life cycle


EN 13279-1:2008


FprEN 13279-1
40.98 Project deleted
May 22, 2019