A Gypsum Industry First as Two CertainTeed Products Receive GREENGUARD(R) Certification in Both the U.S. and Canada



    VALLEY FORGE, Pa., June 9 /CNW/ -- CertainTeed Gypsum is pleased to
announce its ProRoc(R) Moisture and Mold Resistant Gypsum Board with
M2Tech(TM) and ProRoc(R) LITE Sand Setting Compounds recently achieved
GREENGUARD(R) Indoor Air Quality Certified(R) and GREENGUARD Children &
Schools SM Certification. The company is the first to offer
GREENGUARD-certified finishing compound and moisture-resistant gypsum board in
both the U.S. and Canada.
    

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070102/CLTU053LOGO)

    
    "Achieving GREENGUARD certification reaffirms CertainTeed's commitment to
manufacturing sustainable building products throughout North America," says
Doug Gehring, director of marketing technical services for CertainTeed Gypsum.
"Building professionals can be confident that the materials available through
CertainTeed Gypsum meet the stringent indoor air quality certifications for
both residential and commercial projects."

    Facilitated by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, both certification
programs require products to meet stringent standards in regards to chemical
and particle emissions, which can compromise healthy indoor air quality.
GREENGUARD standards are based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's
purchasing standards, the State of Washington's Indoor Air Quality Program,
Germany's Blue Angel Program and the American Society of Heating,
Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

    ProRoc Gypsum Board is a high-strength, uniformly flat wallboard,
designed for use on interior walls and ceilings in residential, commercial and
institutional applications.  It is lightweight, easy to cut and install over
steel or wood framing and may be finished and painted using conventional
gypsum board techniques. CertainTeed's new M2Tech platform gives ProRoc
moisture resistance and enhanced protection against mold growth utilizing a
moisture- and mold-resistant paper facing. The M2Tech offering achieves a
score of 10 for mold resistance per ASTM D 3273, the highest possible score
for this test. In addition, all of CertainTeed's ProRoc Gypsum Wallboard meets
ASTM C 1396 criteria.

    ProRoc Brand LITE Sand Setting Compounds are lightweight, sandable and
chemically set, and are used to pre-fill joints, embed joint tape and conceal
joints, fasteners and trim accessories on gypsum wallboard. They can also be
used for interior patching and repair. The LITE sand setting compounds are
ideal for heavy fills because they are specially formulated to harden with
very little shrinkage.

    GREENGUARD Certified products are recommended and accepted by leading
sustainable building programs, including the U.S. Green Building Council's
LEED(R) 2009 Rating System, Canada Green Building Council, National Green
Building Standard(TM) (ICC 700-2008), Green Guide for Health Care REGREEN(TM)
(a USGBC/ASID Partnership) and California's Collaborative for High Performance
Schools Program. A comprehensive list of GREENGUARD certified products is
available at www.greenguard.org.

    CertainTeed Gypsum offers a broad range of gypsum and finishing products
for interior and exterior needs. This, in combination with the full range of
CertainTeed building products, provides architects, contractors, builders and
dealers one partner to provide service and support for commercial and
residential building projects. CertainTeed's gypsum product offerings can
contribute to LEED(R) credits for use in green building design projects.

    CertainTeed Gypsum products that have achieved GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD
Children & Schools Certification include ProRoc with M2Tech, ProRoc Type X
with M2Tech, and ProRoc LITE Sand 5/20/45/90/210 Setting Compounds.
    

    For more information, visit www.certainteed.com.

    About CertainTeed
    
    Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable
building products, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry
for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing
Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed,"
quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed(R) is North
America's leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including
roofing, siding, windows, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe,
insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.

    Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., CertainTeed and its affiliates,
including CertainTeed Gypsum, have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65
manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In 2009,
CertainTeed was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, a national award that recognizes
environmentally responsible corporations. The group had total sales of more
than $3 billion in 2008. www.certainteed.com.


    
    For more information contact:
    Michael B. Loughery, CertainTeed
    (610) 341-7328
    mike.b.loughery@saint-gobain.com
    www.certainteed.com/pressroom


    




For further information:

For further information: Michael B. Loughery, CertainTeed,
+1-610-341-7328, mike.b.loughery@saint-gobain.com Web Site:
http://www.certainteed.com

Organization Profile

CertainTeed Corporation

More on this organization


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890