USG Corporation introduces the industry’s first lightweight and sustainable 5/8" Type X gypsum wallboard with moisture- and mold-resistant properties: USG Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels Mold Tough® Firecode® X.
USG Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels Mold Tough® Firecode® X are manufactured with a reduced carbon footprint and lower water usage. The panels, developed to meet the demand for more sustainable building materials, feature USG’s proprietary lightweight gypsum core technology that contractors prefer, and are the only 5/8" Type X moisture- and mold-resistant panels to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products.
Through new gypsum core chemistries and manufacturing processes, USG Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels Mold Tough® Firecode® X use up to 15% less water and have up to 11% less global warming potential. These panels also reduce transportation fossil fuel consumption because they are lighter weight.
Beyond environmental benefits, USG Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels Mold Tough® Firecode® X comply with ASTM C1396, Standard Specification for Gypsum Board, for 5/8" Type X, water-resistant gypsum wallboard and exterior gypsum soffit board. They also meet or exceed ASTM C1396, Standard Specification for Gypsum Board, when tested in accordance with ASTM D3273, Standard Test Method for Resistance to Growth of Mold on the Surface of Interior Coatings in an Environmental Chamber. And finally, they are Underwriters Laboratories Inc. listed as UL Type Designation UltraLight Innovation Type X (ULIX™) in the most widely specified wall, column, floor-ceiling and roof-ceiling assemblies as a lightweight replacement for Type C panels (refer to specific UL designs for complete details).