ProSTUD® with DiamondPlus™ Coating
From ClarkDietrich Building SystemsClarkDietrich Building Systems has launched ProSTUD® with DiamondPlus™ Coating, the next generation of its popular ProSTUD Drywall Framing System. Building code compliant for nonstructural applications, ClarkDietrich’s newest offering combines ProSTUD’s benchmark performance with the corrosion-inhibiting properties of DiamondPlus coating, resulting in the highest performing drywall framing system in the industry.
During the coating process, DiamondPlus attaches to the zinc-coated substrate of the steel and forms a permanent bond. The coating penetrates into the zinc-coated substrate to fill voids, cracks and pores. This process accounts for the superior corrosion resistance of ProSTUD with DiamondPlus.
In averaged data, traditional G40 began failing at 120 hours. It rapidly reached the testing failure threshold of 10% surface rust at 192 hours. By comparison, ProSTUD with DiamondPlus Coating did not exhibit 3% surface rust, even after 240 hours
Evaluation services such as Architectural Testing, Inc. have recognized equivalent or “EQ” coatings through its Code Compliance Research Report program.
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