USG Corporation announced it has created Sheetrock Brand UltraLight Panels, a new lightweight category of gypsum wallboard. 

USG Corporation

USG Corporation announced it has created a new lightweight category of gypsum wallboard with the introduction of its Sheetrock Brand UltraLight Panels. The lightweight gypsum panels are up to 30 percent lighter than the competition, making installation easier and faster. The panels combine proprietary formulations and processes with new patented technologies that were invented at USG’s Corporate Innovation Center, located in Libertyville, Ill. The panels utilize nanotechnology and colloidal chemistry to feature a significantly higher strength-to-weight ratio and improved sag resistance. The lightweight panels meet all International Building Code, International Residential Code and ASTM C1396 Specification for Gypsum Board, for both 1/2-inch gypsum wallboard and 1/2-inch gypsum ceiling board. Panels are ideal for use on ceilings up to 24-inch, on-center framing and water-based texture, presenting potential cost-savings when used as a replacement for 5/8-inch type X board used on ceilings or 1/2-inch interior ceiling board. The panels come in standard lengths, including 8-, 10-, 12-, 14- and 16-foot panels in 48- and 54-inch widths.

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