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Item: 060101

Fiberock® Brand AR Interior Panels (Regular and Type X)

Gypsum-fiber drywall panels designed to outperform paper-faced gypsum drywall board.

Available Product Options

Thickness: 5/8 in.

Width: 4 ft.

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Overview

Be sure that high-traffic areas will resist bumps and bruises with strong, solid, and durable, gypsum-fiber panels designed to outperform paper-faced gypsum board.
Fiberock® Brand AR Interior Panels are strong, durable panels made from 97 percent recycled materials and are an economical alternative to cement block and plaster. As they will resist denting, breaking and puncturing, these panels are great in high-traffic areas such as institutional, commercial, and residential interiors.

Main Features

Fiberock® Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels are designed to outperform paper-faced gypsumboard, even in abuse-prone areas.
  • No face paper to scratch or tear
  • Resist denting, breaking and puncturing, even in high-traffic areas
  • Provide excellent fire resistance
  • Offer an economical alternative to concrete block and plaster construction
  • Ideal for institutional, commercial and residential interiors
  • Certified, recycled content of 97 percent

Applications

  • Auditoriums and Gymnasiums
  • Cafeterias
  • Classrooms
  • Convention and Meeting Rooms
  • Corridors and Hallways
  • Department Stores and Boutiques
  • Dormitories
  • Garages
  • Grocery Stores
  • Health and Fitness
  • Laboratories, Operating Rooms and Imaging Rooms
  • Mall Interior Spaces
  • Mechanical Rooms
  • Patient Rooms
  • Stairways and Elevator Shafts
  • Warehouses

Specifications

Submittal Sheet PDF 524.5 KB

Performance

  • Mold & Mildew Resistance Yes
  • Fire Resistance
    • Fire Rating Type X
  • ASTM E84
    • Flame Spread 5
    • Smoke Developed 0
    • Fire Rating Type X
  • ASTM Type ASTM C1278; ASTM C36; ASTM E84
    • Flame Spread 5
    • Smoke Developed 0
    • Fire Rating Type X

Sustainability

  • Recycled Content 95%

Physical Data

  • Thickness (in.) 5/8
  • Color White
  • Edge Tapered Edge
  • Panel Size 48 in. x 4-12 ft.

Documents & Files

Data/Submittal Sheets & Specifications

Data/Submittal Sheet (English) PDF 524.5 KB
Architectural Specification (English)

White Papers

White Paper (English) PDF 111.8 KB

Catalogs & Brochures

System Catalog (English) PDF 12.7 MB

Installation & Technical Manuals

Installation Guide (English) PDF 77.6 KB

SDS, Certifications & Reports

SDS (English) PDF 152.8 KB
SDS (Spanish) PDF 100.9 KB

Warranties

Warranties (English) PDF 507.0 KB

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q & a

  • Can Veneer Plaster be applied to Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels?

    Yes. The joints must be taped with paper tape and setting type compounds. Apply a two coat veneer plaster.

  • Can Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels be used on curved areas?

    Yes. Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels can be curved to radius of 30' for 1/2" thickness and 50' for 5/8" thickness.

  • Can Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels be used on the exterior?

    No, Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant panels are not approved for exterior use.

  • How are the joints treated when installing Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels?

    The joints should be embedded with setting type compound and paper tape.

  • What is the maximum temperature that Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels can withstand?

    Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels can withstand temperatures of up to 125°F.

  • How much do Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels weigh?

    Half-inch thick Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels weigh 2.3 lbs per square foot and 5/8" thick panels weigh 2.9 lbs per square foot.

  • Can Paper-Faced Metal Beads be used with Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resisant Interior Panels?

    Yes. These beads can be used but they must be embedded and finished with setting-type compounds.

  • What is the recommended fastener spacing for installing Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels?

    For ceiling with framing of 16 inches or closer, the spacing is 7 inches or closer for nails and 12 inches or closer for screws. Fastener spacing for walls are 12 inches or closer for framing of 24 inches and 16 inches or closer for framing of 16 inches or closer.

  • Can Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels (non-Aqua-Tough™) be used in wet areas?

    No. The panel must be used in areas that are dry before, during, and after installation. For areas where mold, moisture and abuse resistance is needed use Fiberock® Brand Aqua-Tough™ Interior Panels.

  • How do I cut Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels?

    They can be cut with a utility knife, or a low RPM 3 1/2" carbide blade saw with a dust collection device.

  • How can Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels be decorated?

    Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels can be primed and painted the same as regular drywall. For more information, see USG literature piece J2045, Fiberock® Panels Finishing & Decorating White Paper.

  • What type of fasteners should be used for installing Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels?

    Any corrosion resistance nail or screw of the type and length for the framing members used. Consult the project design professional for these requirements.

  • Why must 20-gauge framing be used to install Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels?

    There are two reasons to use 20-gauge framing for Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panel installation. The first is because Fiberock panels are used primarily in highly abused areas. If studs lighter than 20-gauge are used they will bow too much upon impact and cause joint cracking. Secondly, a great deal of force is required to penetrate the board.

  • How far apart should control joints be spaced for Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels?

    Locations and design of control joints should be specified by the design professional for the project.

  • Can Fiberock® Brand Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels be used in a fire-rated system?

    Yes. 5/8" Fiberock Brand Abuse-Resistant Panels can be used in a UL-rated assembly that requires the use of Type X.

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