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Item: 181715

Sheetrock® Brand UltraLight Gypsum Base Imperial®

Ultralightweight 1/2 in. (12.7 mm) rigid gypsum base for veneer plaster systems

Available Product Options

Thickness: 1/2 in.

Width: 54 in.

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Overview

Sheetrock® Brand UltraLight Gypsum Base Imperial® are the industry's first and lightest 1/2 in. (12.7 mm) rigid gypsum base for veneer plaster systems. These panels feature an innovative, noncombustible gypsum core that is encased in a distinctive, 100% recycled blue face paper that controls water absorption, provides a strong plaster bond and resists plaster slide or slip under the trowel. The panels also provide a rigid base that resists sag. The face paper is folded around the long edges to reinforce and protect the core, and the ends are cut square and even. The long edges of the panels are either tapered or square, allowing joints to be reinforced and concealed with Sheetrock® Brand joint treatment systems.

Main Features

  • Ultralightweight 1/2 in. (12.7 mm) rigid gypusm base for veneer plaster systems
  • Feature an innovative, noncombustible gypsum core encased in a distinctive, 100% recycled blue face paper that controls water absorption, provides a strong plaster bond and resists plaster slide or slip under the trowel.
  • Comply with ASTM C1396, Standard Specification for Gypsum Board, for 1/2 in. (12.7 mm) and gypsum base for veneer plaster
  • Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) Classification as to surface-burning characteristics and noncombustibility
  • Achieved GREENGUARD Gold Certification and qualifies as a low VOC emitting material (meets CA 01350)

Applications

  • Single-Family Residential

Specifications

Submittal Sheet PDF 293.4 KB

Performance

  • Mold & Mildew Resistance No
  • Fire Resistance
    • Fire Rating Regular
  • ASTM E84
    • Flame Spread 15
    • Smoke Developed 0
    • Fire Rating Regular
  • ASTM Type ASTM C1396; ASTM C473; ASTM E136; ASTM E84
    • Flame Spread 15
    • Smoke Developed 0
    • Fire Rating Regular

Sustainability

  • GREENGUARD Certification Yes

Physical Data

  • Thickness (in.) 1/2
  • Edge Tapered Edge
  • Panel Size 54 in. x 12 ft.
  • Nominal Weight 1.25-1.35 lb./sq. ft.

Documents & Files

Data/Submittal Sheets & Specifications

Data/Submittal Sheet (English) PDF 293.4 KB

White Papers

Sell Sheet (English) PDF 2.7 MB

Catalogs & Brochures

System Catalog (English) PDF 20.5 MB

SDS, Certifications & Reports

SDS (English) PDF 160.3 KB
SDS (Spanish) PDF 167.7 KB

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