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Home Awareness System Responds to Water Leaks
Hydrogen-Burning Fireplace 100% Efficient
Six Glazes Created for Popular Kitchen Door
Blind Slats Motorized With Battery Power
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Retractable Door, Window Screens a Design Solution
New Lighting Designs Meet Home Owner, Builder Needs
Work Clothing Made of Tear-Resistant Cotton Fabric
Builders Framing With Steel See Risk Premiums Slashed
Most Complete Home Fire Sprinkler System Unveiled
Refrigerator Boasts the Greatest Capacity in the Industry
Products Manage Moisture in New American Home
Interior Finish Provides Energy-Efficient Insulation
Impact-Resistant Windows a Defense Against Hurricanes
Copper and Bronze Finishes Added to Windows, Doors
Project-Driven Financing Spurs Development
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LP Offers Sheathing, Floor System, Vented Soffits
Software Improves Construction Supply Chain Management

‘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.

This feature is solely for educational and informational purposes. Nothing on this page should be construed as policy, an endorsement, warranty or guaranty by the National Association of Home Builders of the featured product or the product manufacturer. The National Association of Home Builders expressly disclaims any responsibility for any damages arising from the use, application or reliance on any information contained on this page.

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