The company announced that its new Gold Bond High Strength LITE is the first gypsum board to achieve platinum-level certification under ULE ISR 100, which sets standard requirements for environmentally preferable gypsum board and panels. The specialty gypsum board is formulated to be 25 percent lighter than original 1/2-inch high strength gypsum board. It is lightweight, sag-resistant, easy to handle and can be used for walls and ceilings-eliminating the need for two different types of gypsum board on the job.

The product is designed for use in non-fire rated single-layer construction where framing members are spaced up to 24 inches on-center. The board’s working properties include improved score and snap, reduced dust and improved strength-to-weight ratio. In addition, its face paper features GridMarX guide marks to allow installers to quickly identify fastener lines for stud and joist framing as well as nail and screw patterns.

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