AirRenew® Essential Indoor Air Quality Gypsum Board



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AirRenew® Essential Gypsum Board Offers Enhanced Indoor Air Quality in Residential Construction and Remodeling Projects

AirRenew Essential is part of the AirRenew family of indoor air quality (IAQ) gypsum boards featuring industry-first VOC-scavenging technology. AirRenew Essential offers a cost-effective solution for healthier interior environments in residential construction and remodeling projects.
AirRenew Essential comes in a 1/2-inch gypsum board, and AirRenew Essential Type X, a 5/8-inch fire-resistant gypsum board. Through patent-pending technology, AirRenew Essential proactively captures VOCs, specifically formaldehyde and other aldehydes, and converts them into safe, inert compounds.

AirRenew Essential Gypsum Board is used for interior walls in residential, commercial or institutional applications. It can be used for new construction or renovations over wood or steel framing.
Thicknesses: 1/2" (12.7 mm)
Widths: 4' (1220 mm), 54" (1370 mm)
Lengths: 8' (2440mm), 12' Standard (3660 mm)
Weight: 1.4 - 1.6 psf (6.8 - 7.8 kg/m2)
Edges: Tapered
Packaging: Two pieces per bundle, face-to-face and end-taped
Product Standards:
ASTM C1396

CertainTeed AirRenew Essential Gypsum Board accepts water based acrylic (latex) and epoxy paints, vapor barrier paints, primers, textures and breathable wallpapers. The surface shall be primed and sealed with a fullbodied latex primer before applying a final decorative material. This will equalize the suction between the joint compounds and the paper surface.
For best painting results, all surfaces, including joint compound, should be clean, dust-free and not glossy. If glossy
paints are used, a thin skim coat of compound over the entire surface, Level 5 finish, is recommended to reduce highlighting or joint photographing. This method is also recommended for areas of critical side lighting of natural
or artificial light sources. A water based primer/sealer application under breathable wallpaper or other wall covering is also recommended so the board surface will not be damaged, if the covering is subsequently removed during redecorating.
Joint treatment must be thoroughly dry before proceeding with primer-sealer application and final decoration.
Please see attached document for complete warranty.

AirRenew® Essential Indoor Air Quality Gypsum Board

CertainTeed Gypsum is committed to sustainability. Our manufacturing facilities, located throughout North America, operate with a responsible and environmentally conscious ethic that includes reclamation, preservation of natural resources, recycling and waste management.

AirRenew boards are GREENGUARD® Gold Certified, can contribute to LEED building credits and contain up to 99% total recycled content.

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