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download press release »07/10/2012

New Dust Away™ Drywall Compound from CertainTeed Gypsum Reduces Airborne Dust by More Than 70 Percent

(Tampa, Fla.) –  The time-consuming clean-up of drywall finishing projects is a thing of the past, thanks to CertainTeed Gypsum’s introduction of Dust Away™ Reduced Airborne Dust Drywall Compound and Dust Away Renovation Mud™ in the Western U.S. Originally launched in the Canadian market in 2009, both products feature innovative technology that reduces the amount of airborne dust generated through sanding by more than 70 percent compared to standard drywall compound.

Specifically, the technology used in Dust Away and Renovation Mud causes the dust associated with traditional compound sanding to clump together and fall to the floor, reducing airborne dust and making clean up faster and easier.

“The Dust Away products combine the quality of CertainTeed’s ready-mix drywall compounds with the added benefit of our new reduced airborne dust formula,” says Stephen Reynolds, marketing manager for CertainTeed Gypsum. “Now our customers can tackle any remodeling, renovation or repair job with less airborne dust, resulting in cleaner work environments and improved productivity.” 

The Dust Away Drywall Compound is an all-purpose ready-mix drywall compound that is suitable for taping and finishing wallboard joints, corner trims and fastener heads. The product is available in a 1.2 gallon pail.
Dust Away Renovation Mud is a professional grade, pre-mixed, vinyl-base compound that provides good workability and minimal shrinkage. Available in a 3.5 gallon carton size, Renovation Mud is ideal for remodeling and repair projects where cleanliness is required.

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 60 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 and 2012 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 $3.2 billion in 2011. www.certainteed.com

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