Gold Bond® BRAND Gypsum Board panels consist of a fire-resistant gypsum core encased in heavy natural-finish, 100% recycled paper on the face and back sides. The face paper is folded around the long edges to reinforce and protect the core, and the ends are square-cut and finished smooth. For speed of installation, GridMarX® guide marks are printed on the paper surface.
Long edges of the panels are tapered or square. Tapered edges allow joints to be reinforced with ProForm® BRAND Joint Tape and concealed with ProForm® BRAND Ready Mix or ProForm® BRAND Quick Set Setting Compounds.
1/4" - Lightweight, low-cost utility gypsum panel for interior use as a base layer for improving sound control in double-layer steel and/or wood stud partitions. Also for use over old wall and ceiling surfaces. Also applicable for forming curved surfaces with short radii.
3/8" - Lightweight for interior use in the double-wall systems over wood framing, and for repair and remodeling.
1/2" - For single-layer interior use in residential construction and non-rated commercial construction.
Lightweight, cost-efficient material that readily accepts a wide range of decorative finishes.
Gypsum Board is easily cut for quick installation, permitting painting or other decoration and the installation of metal or wood trim almost immediately.
The gypsum core will not support combustion or transmit temperatures greatly in excess of 212°F (100°C) until completely calcined, a slow process.
Expansion and contraction under normal atmospheric changes is negligible.