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Item: 143134

Sheetrock® Brand Mold Tough® AR Firecode® X Panels

Economical 5/8 in. Type X abuse-resistant (AR) paper-faced gypsum panels with moisture and mold resistance

Available Product Options

Thickness: 5/8 inch

Width: 48 inch

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Overview

Sheetrock® Brand Mold Tough® AR Firecode® X Panels (UL Type AR) are economical 5/8 in. Type X abuse-resistant gypsum panels with moisture and mold resistance. The panels feature a noncombustible moisture-resistant core encased in moisture- and mold-resistant face and back papers, and offer greater resistance to surface indentation and impact damage than standard 5/8 in. Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Panels. When tested in accordance with ASTM D3273, the panels meet or exceed ASTM C1396 specifications. These panels are UL Classified for fire resistance and can be used in any UL Design in which Type AR panels are listed.

Main Features

  • Economical 5/8 in. Type X abuse-resistant (AR), paper-faced interior panels with moisture and mold resistance
  • Offer greater resistance to surface indentation and impact damage than regular 5/8 in. Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Panels
  • Can be used as a tile substrate in any locations or areas with limited water exposure
  • Meets ASTM C1629 level 2 for soft-body impact, surface abrasion and indentation performance
  • Comply with ASTM C1396 specifications for 5/8 in. Type X gypsum wallboard
  • When tested in accordance with ASTM D3273, the panels meet or exceed ASTM C1396 specifications
  • UL Classification as to fire resistance, surface-burning characteristics and noncombustibility
  • Achieved GREENGUARD Gold Certification and qualifies as a low VOC emitting material (meets CA 01350

Applications

  • Administrative Offices
  • Auditoriums and Gymnasiums
  • Bars Restaurants and Dining Areas
  • Cafeterias
  • Classrooms
  • Convention and Meeting Rooms
  • Corridors and Hallways
  • Department Stores and Boutiques
  • Dormitories
  • Executive Areas, Conference Areas and Board Rooms
  • Galleries and Exhibit Spaces
  • Grocery Stores
  • Guest Rooms and Suites
  • Health and Fitness
  • Kitchens and Food Prep Areas
  • Laboratories, Operating Rooms and Imaging Rooms
  • Lobbies and Reception Areas
  • Locker Rooms, Shower Areas and Pools
  • Mall Interior Spaces
  • Mechanical Rooms
  • Media Centers, Music Rooms and Libraries
  • Multi-Family Residential and Condos
  • Nurseries and Birthing Rooms
  • Open Plan Offices
  • Patient Rooms
  • Restrooms, Utility Rooms and Loading Docks
  • Stairways and Elevator Shafts
  • Theatres
  • Traditional Offices

Specifications

Submittal Sheet PDF 705.1 KB

Performance

  • Mold & Mildew Resistance
    Contains a broad-spectrum antimicrobial additive on the face and back of the panel that provides resistance against the growth of mold and mildew. Includes sag-resistance performance.
    Yes
  • Fire Resistance
    • Fire Rating Firecode®
  • ASTM Classification ASTM C1396; ASTM C1629; ASTM D3273

Sustainability

  • GREENGUARD Certification
    GREENGUARD Certification helps consumers choose building materials with lower VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions, which improves indoor air quality.
    Yes

Physical Data

  • Thickness (in.) 5/8
  • Edge Tapered Edge
  • Panel Size 48" x 8-14'

Documents & Files

Installation & Technical Manuals

Installation Guide (English)

SDS, Certifications & Reports

SDS (English) PDF 160.3 KB
SDS (Spanish) PDF 167.8 KB

Sustainability

Product Attribute Report (English) PDF 846.4 KB
HPD (English) PDF 100.2 KB

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q & a

  • What is the recommended spacing of control joints for gypsum panels for walls and ceilings?

    The maximum recommended control joint spacing for walls and ceilings without perimeter relief is 30 feet. With perimeter relief the maximum recommended control joint spacing is 50 feet.

  • What is the maximum spacing allowed between gypsum panels over framing?

    The maximum space allowed between panels is 1/8 of an inch. Any space larger can lead to problems with joint finishing cracking.

  • What is the recommended fastener spacing for attaching gypsum panels to walls and ceilings in non-fire-rated assemblies?

    When nailing to wood construction the spacing is 7 inches for ceilings, and 8 inches for walls. When screwing into wood and steel framing the spacing is 12 inches on ceilings and 16 inches for walls. Refer to the relevant fire test to determine fastener type and spacing.

  • What is the maximum temperature that Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Panels can withstand?

    Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Panels can withstand temperatures up to 125°F.

  • What is the recommended application for fastening gypsum panels to walls and ceilings?

    When nailing to wood construction the spacing is 7 inches for ceilings, and 8 inches for walls. When screwing into wood and steel framing the spacing is 12 inches on ceilings and 16 inches for walls. Refer to the relevant fire test to determine fastener type and spacing.

  • When hanging gypsum panels on the ceiling should the board be applied parallel or perpendicular?

    Half-inch panels must be applied perpendicular and 5/8 inches can be applied either way.

  • Can gypsum panels be installed horizontally?

    Gypsum panels can be installed horizontally or vertically. Installing the board horizontally lessens the total amounts of joints to be taped by 25%.

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