ME Area Separation Firewall System

February 2022

With the release of its patent pending ME Area Separation Firewall system, American Gypsum Company announces the first major improvement in decades for fire and sound separation between living units of multifamily housing projects using gypsum area separation wall assemblies.
    
The innovative ME Area Separation Firewall system incorporates standard 2" wide metal H-Studs and C-Runners, but replaces the traditional 2 pieces of 1" x 2' shaft liner panels with 4 pieces of the patent pending 4' wide, 1/2" M-Bloc® Ekcel® Type X Wallboard with Mold and Moisture Resistance. While increasing productivity, the ME ASF System will require up to 50% less of the metal H-Studs and aluminum separation burn clips, when compared to traditional gypsum area separation wall assemblies.
    
Fire rated by UL for 2 1/2 hours (design V344), builders and design professionals can be assured of maintaining fire and sound separation between living units within their projects by selecting the ME Area Separation Firewall System.

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