Lightweight 5/8” Non-Type X Wallboard
From USGUSG Corporation has broadened its portfolio of lightweight wallboard products by introducing SHEETROCK® Brand UltraLight Panels FIRECODE® 30. The lightweight 5/8” non-Type X gypsum panels meet current building codes and are up to 30% lighter than the competition’s standard Type X panel, making them easier to lift, carry and install.
USG’s SHEETROCK® UltraLight Panels FIRECODE® 30 complements the company’s introduction of its lightweight 1/2” gypsum panels, which are also 30% lighter than the competition. USG recently accelerated the distribution of its SHEETROCK® Brand UltraLight Panels, which are now available nationwide at more than 1,000 retail and specialty dealer locations.
SHEETROCK® UltraLight Panels FIRECODE® 30 meets International Building Code standards for use in non-rated and 30-minute fire-rated partitions. The panels also feature superior sag resistance and can be used in any commercial or residential project where Type X panels are not required.
An environmentally friendly product, SHEETROCK® UltraLight Panels FIRECODE® 30 are made with up to 95% recycled content, offer a reduction in transportation energy, and qualify as a low volatile organic compound (VOC) emitting material.
The panels will be available in standard lengths, including 8’, 10’ and 12’ panels in 48” widths and a 12’ panel with a 54” width.