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AirRenew® indoor air quality (IAQ) gypsum board product line expands to include abuse-resistance.

AirRenew’s innovative technology enhances the air quality of interior environments by permanently reducing VOCs, particularly formaldehyde, circulating in the air. AirRenew takes VOCs out of the air and converts them into safe inert compounds.

AirRenew Extreme Abuse provides a cost-effective alternative to concrete masonry units, often specified for high-traffic applications. AirRenew Abuse is designed for areas prone to surface abrasion and indentation, such as hallways and classrooms. The product features M2Tech® technology, which consists of 100 percent recycled paper that is treated to protect against mold growth.
 
Ideal for healthcare, education, and commercial projects with sustainable design in mind, the AirRenew product family can contribute to indoor environmental quality, recycled materials, and innovation in design credits for green projects. AirRenew contains up to 99 percent total recycled content and may provide regional materials depending on project location.  In addition, the use of abuse-resistant gypsum board contributes to the overall durability and longevity of interior spaces in homes and buildings.

AirRenew® Extreme Abuse Resistant Gypsum Board is for use in interior wall and ceiling applications that require improved durability and is specially designed to offer a healthier living and working environment by improving indoor air quality and offering peace of mind for generations.

Thicknesses: 5/8" (15.9 mm) Type X
Widths: 4' (1220 mm)
Lengths: 8', 10', 12' Standard
(2440, 3050, 3660 mm)
Weight: 2.8 lbs per SF (13.7 kg/m2)
Edges: Tapered
Packaging: Two pieces per bundle, face-to-face
Product Standards:
ASTM C1396
CAN/CSA-A82.27
ASTM C1629

Decoration
CertainTeed AirRenew Extreme Abuse accepts water based acrylic (latex) and epoxy paints, primers, textures and breathable wallpapers. The surface shall be primed and sealed with a full-bodied 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 sidelighting 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.
 
 

Please see attached document for complete warranty.

CertainTeed is committed to resource conservation:

The face and back paper used for our gypsum board consists of 100% recycled paper. Synthetic or “by-product” or DSG gypsum produced from the desulphurization of flue gases at coal-fired power plants is used where sources are available. The total recycled content for these synthetic gypsum plants is 96%. In-plant scrap is recycled back into the process.; Our 13 gypsum board manufacturing locations provide regional material coverage throughout North America.


 
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