USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions, introduces the industry’s first lightweight and sustainable 5/8-inch Type X gypsum wallboard with moisture- and mold-resistant properties: USG Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels Mold Tough® Firecode® X.
USG Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels Mold Tough® Firecode® X are manufactured with a reduced carbon footprint and lower water usage. The panels, developed to meet the demand for more sustainable building materials, feature USG’s proprietary lightweight gypsum core technology that contractors prefer, and are the only 5/8-inch Type X moisture- and mold-resistant panels to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products.
“Providing solutions to the industry’s biggest challenges has been the driving force behind USG’s success for the last 115 years,” said Brian Tauke, general manager, Wallboard at USG Corporation. “We have expanded the Sheetrock® EcoSmart Panels line which enables sustainable construction to take a major step forward in helping architects meet the goals set forth in the Architecture 2030 Challenge through sustainable products.”
USG committed to creating a wallboard with a reduced impact on natural resources and the environment when it launched the Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart portfolio earlier this year. Through new gypsum core chemistries and manufacturing processes, USG Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels Mold Tough® Firecode® X use up to 15 percent less water and have up to 11 percent less global warming potential. These panels also reduce transportation fossil fuel consumption because they are lighter weight.
Beyond environmental benefits, USG Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels Mold Tough® Firecode® X:
• Comply with ASTM C1396, Standard Specification for Gypsum Board, for 5/8-inch Type X, water-resistant gypsum wallboard and exterior gypsum soffit board.
• Meet or exceed ASTM C1396, Standard Specification for Gypsum Board, when tested in accordance with ASTM D3273, Standard Test Method for Resistance to Growth of Mold on the Surface of Interior Coatings in an Environmental Chamber.
• Are Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) Listed as UL Type Designation UltraLight Innovation Type X (ULIX™) in the most widely specified wall, column, floor-ceiling and roof-ceiling assemblies as a lightweight replacement for Type C panels (refer to specific UL designs for complete details).
For more information about USG Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels Mold Tough® Firecode® X and other innovative products, visit usg.com.
For more information about the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products, please visit architecture2030.org/2030_challenges/products.
About USG Corporation
USG Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, USG serves construction markets around the world through its United States Gypsum Company and USG Interiors, LLC subsidiaries and its international subsidiaries, including its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Its wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products provide the solutions that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. Its USG Boral Building Products joint venture is a leading plasterboard and ceilings producer across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. For additional information, visit www.usg.com.