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download press release »10/07/2011

CertainTeed’s New Easi-Lite™ Interior Ceiling Board Offers Lightweight Design for Easy Handling, Optimal Sag Resistance

(Mississauga, Ont.) – CertainTeed is building upon the growing demand for more ergonomic, lightweight drywall solutions through the introduction of Easi-Lite™ Interior Ceiling Board in the Canadian market. Up to 30 percent lighter than other interior ceiling performance boards, Easi-Lite Interior Ceiling Board is installer-friendly without compromising the superior sag resistance needed in high-performance ceiling installations. The lightweight design helps installers work more efficiently and effectively, especially on projects with challenging overhead manipulation and scaffolding heights.

 “Through innovative product design, we were able to reduce the weight of the interior ceiling board while improving core strength,” says Joel Rood, general manager of CertainTeed Gypsum Canada. “Easi-Lite Interior Ceiling Board offers installers the clear advantage of a lightweight core, yet makes no compromises on the high performance specifiers have learned to expect from CertainTeed specialty products.”

Offering the same benefits as a traditional interior ceiling board, Easi-Lite Interior Ceiling Board features a uniform high-strength, sag-resistant gypsum core with 100 percent recycled face and back paper. The product can be used on interior ceilings with framing up to 610 mm (24 in.) and is intended for installation on a perpendicular orientation to framing members when water-based texture is applied.

Offering a broad range of gypsum and finishing products for interior and exterior needs, CertainTeed Gypsum has served the North American building industry for more than 80 years and is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s leading producer of gypsum products. This, in combination with the full range of affiliated CertainTeed Corporation building products, provides architects, contractors, builders and dealers one partner to provide service and support for commercial and residential building projects.

 About CertainTeed


Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., 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® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The group had total sales of approximately $3 billion in 2010. www.certainteed.com

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