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Abuse Resistant Gypsum Panel

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USG Corporation introduces SHEETROCK® Brand Mold Tough® VHI (Very High Impact) Firecode® Core gypsum panels. The new panels are designed and tested to offer greater surface and superior impact damage resistance than standard gypsum wallboard.

SHEETROCK® Mold Tough VHI panels have all of the benefits of SHEETROCK Mold Tough AR panels but with improved impact resistance. They meet the highest level—Level 3—of the ASTM C1629 standard for hard and soft-body impact performance.

The panels also received the highest possible on ASTM D3273 mold testing. The moisture and mold resistant product’s superior abuse resistance makes it ideal for use in areas subjected to increased surface and impact damage, whether intentional or unintentional, including school corridors, gymnasiums, dormitories, hospital corridors and common areas, and hotel corridors. SHEETROCK® Mold Tough VHI panels are UL fire resistant classified and meet ASTM and building code requirements for Type X gypsum wallboard.

The panels have a noncombustible, moisture- and mold-resistant core encased in moisture and mold resistant, 100% recycled green face and brown back papers. Through a proprietary process, a fiberglass reinforcing mesh is embedded in the core adjacent to the back paper. This mesh strengthens the panels and increases resistance against impact damage.

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