Chairman’s Message

Since the inception of El-Khayyat Gypsum Factories, we have successfully forged a remarkable reputation for our company within the Kingdom and the region as a leading producer and exporter of gypsum products.

We formulate our products using high grade raw material, which is procured from our own mines and trustworthy vendors of the market. Due to their durability, accurate composition, and fine finish, our products are extensively used for various industrial and residential applications.

In our quest to meet the market demand, a team of dedicated professionals and modern yet high-tech infrastructure, we have been able to offer a superior range of gypsum at competitive prices within the postulated time frame.

We have been able to perform exceptionally well in this highly competitive market. Our values are central to our success! We remain committed to offering premium quality products which comply with the highest national and international standards.

In the very near future, El-Khayyat Gypsum will unveil many of its new offerings to the market and will continue to strive to maintain its reputation as a leading supplier of quality Gypsum.

As its name suggests, natural gypsum is mineral found in nature. Large Gypsum Deposits occur in many countries. They have form by crystallization of Saturated aqueous solutions in shallow marine areas. During this process, inversely to their solubility sequence, first the carbonates, then sulfates and finally chlorides deposited. This lead to the formation of gypsum deposits with thickness of a few meters up to, in exceptional cases, 400 meters. This deposits first consisted of gypsum. As a result of other storing sedimentation on the top of the gypsum and the corresponding rise in temperature, the gypsum (CaSO4 2H2O) was converted to anhydrite (CsSO4) so that the calcium sulfate deposits from the geological past consisted almost entirely of anhydrite.

Because of the geological history, gypsum rocks differs in terms of purity, color and rock fabric. On the MOH’s scale of mineral hardness, gypsum has hardness of 1.5 – 2.0. The density of gypsum rock is 2.2 – 2.4 kg/m2. Natural impurities are sediments which settled out together with the gypsum in the marine basins, such as Limestone, Marl, Clay and sometimes Sands, Bitumen or various saltes. Some of these natural impurities impart specific benefecial building physical properties to the products made from these materials, such as gypsum plasterboard.

Arch. Ahmed Taha El-Khayyat.