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USG Blog: 2023 Year in Review

The USG Blog was created to share insight and thought leadership from our unique perspective as a manufacturer with a century-plus of experience in the construction industry. With another year of articles, here are 5 of the most read and shared posts from the USG Blog in 2023:

Delivering a Circular Economy at USG

A major part of our 2030 sustainability goals includes promoting a circular economy at USG. One way to accomplish that is through the USG Take-Back Recycling Program, which was established to preserve natural resources and encourage material reuse, and the Wallboard Recycling Initiative, which aims to recycle and utilize wallboard waste to a greater extent.

Learn more about the steps USG is taking to establish a circular economy in this article.

USG Durock® Brand Cement Board with EdgeGuard™ Installation Tips

USG Durock® Brand Cement Board with EdgeGuard™ is a high-performance backerboard that is water-durable and mold-resistant, making it ideal for a variety of applications. From superior tile bond to enhanced edge performance, this noncombustible product also comes backed by a 30-year limited warranty.

Installation tips and best practices for this go-to product can be found here.

Green Is Good: Understanding Moisture- and Mold-Resistant Gypsum Panels

In 2007, USG made advancements to our moisture-resistance technology with the introduction of Sheetrock® Brand Mold Tough® Panels. This patented wallboard product actively inhibits mold growth on the surface paper and gypsum core and is included in a comprehensive product line of moisture- and mold-resistant solutions that meet ASTM specifications.

Dive into the specifics of moisture- and mold-resistant gypsum panel solutions in this article.

Type X vs. Type C: Not All Gypsum Boards Are Created Equal

Type X and Type C panels are often confused with one another and a common issue found on the jobsite. Since gypsum panels are critical components of fire and life safety construction, understanding different gypsum panels' formulations and applications is necessary for proper design, installation, and performance in a life-safety system.

One of our top-performing articles year after year, learn the difference between Type X and Type C panel here.

USG Joint Treatment Selection Guide

Ideal for embedding tape, filling, leveling, and finishing over gypsum panel joints, fasteners, bead, and trim, USG’s range of joint treatment products have been specifically designed to meet the needs of customers in various environments.

Whether its taping, topping, or all-purpose joint compound, learn more about the Sheetrock® Brand portfolio of joint treatment here.

The USG Blog

USG understands our position as a trusted figure in the industry and we take pride in sharing the knowledge we’ve accumulated with our dedicated customers and clients. Thank you to anyone who has ever taken the time to read a previous article or shared the blog with a friend or colleague and we look forward to providing you with even more engaging content in the new year and beyond!