CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- National Gypsum, a fully integrated manufacturer and supplier of building products, recently published 17 health product declarations (HPD) covering all product brands and 40 products, which address a variety of applications and nearly all interior wall systems.
An HPD identifies contents and health information of a product. Each declaration document discloses the ingredients of the product to allow building professionals to make informed product comparisons. The declaration also provides a means for projects to earn credits under LEED v4.
"At National Gypsum, we recognize that sustainable building design isn't just a trend but has become the preferred business practice for top architects and developers in the country," said John Mixson, vice president of sales and marketing for National Gypsum. "The design community and building owners have been calling for greater transparency to allow for educated comparisons to determine which materials best meet project goals for health, carbon emissions, energy or other factors."
The National Gypsum products that have earned the health product declaration include:
- Gold Bond® Brand
- Fire-Shield® Type X
- Fire-Shield® Type C
- XP® Fire-Shield® Type X
- XP® Fire-Shield® Type C
- High Strength Fire-Shield® LITE
- High Strength Fire-Shield® LITE® 30
- SoundBreak® XP® Fire-Shield®
- eXP® Interior Extreme®
- eXP® Tile Backer
- eXP® Sheathing
- eXP® Shaftliner
- DEXcell® Brand Glass Mat Roof Board
- DEXcell® Brand Cement Board
- PermaBase® Brand Cement Board
- ProForm® Brand Ready Mix Joint Compounds
- ProForm® Brand Quick SetTM Setting Compounds
- ProForm® Brand Paper Tape
National Gypsum is committed to developing and manufacturing quality building products for existing and future customers who are designing and building with indoor air quality and occupancy health issues in mind. By entering into a partnership with the HPD Collaborative, a member organization that improves the building industry through transparency, openness and innovation, National Gypsum provides consistent reporting of product contents and associated health information for their family of gypsum board, cement board, roof board and interior finishing products.
About National Gypsum
National Gypsum is a fully integrated manufacturer and supplier of building products used worldwide. Primary emphasis is on Gold Bond® BRAND gypsum board, including the PURPLE® family of drywall products; ProForm® BRAND interior finishing products; PermaBase® BRAND cement board products; eXP® fiberglass-faced interior and exterior gypsum panels; and DEXcell® BRAND roofing products. For more information, visit nationalgypsum.com.
The color PURPLE® is a registered trademark of National Gypsum Properties, LLC
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SOURCE National Gypsum