Knauf produces modern drywall systems, plasters and accessories, heat insulation composite systems, paints, floating screed and flooring systems, machinery and tools to use these products plus insulating materials. Today, Knauf is a synonym in many countries for gypsum, a material with fascinating characteristics. Gypsum and gypsum-related products and insulating materials are made and sold by Knauf in virtually all west and east European countries. Companies belonging to the Knauf Group also operate in the US (insulating materials), South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. In 2015, the Knauf group had a global workforce of around 26,500.