‘Paperless’ Wallboard Panels Resist Mold Growth
With an eye on resisting the growth of mold in wall cavities, G-P Gypsum Corporation (Booth W3159) has created a new generation of “paperless” wallboard panels that will be featured at this week’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla.
Incorporating glass mat facings and a treated moisture-resistant gypsum core, DensArmor Plus® provides superior moisture and mold resistance compared to regular paper-faced wallboard, according to the manufacturer.
The substitution of glass mat facings for the paper facings on traditional wallboard helps eliminate a potential food source for mold.
“Advances in our DensGuard® technology have made it possible for us to manufacture the next generation of DensArmor Plus interior wallboard,” said Dave Fleiner, president of G-P Gypsum. “This truly revolutionary product finishes like paper-faced drywall while providing important resistance to moisture and the consequent mold growth. Builders and contractors appreciate the finishing ease, while home owners and building owners appreciate the mold and moisture-resistant benefits.”
The core of DensArmor Plus is reinforced with organic glass fibers, increasing its strength. And, organic materials in the core have been significantly reduced.
When tested as manufactured per ASTM D 3273, the wallboard features greater moisture resistance, mold resistance, long-term durability and dimensional stability than paper-faced wallboard.
G-P Gypsum is a subsidiary of Georgia-Pacific Corporation, which is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Supplier 100 of NAHB.
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