Extreme Impact Resistant Drywall Panel with M2Tech® is used for interior wall and ceiling applications which require high impact durability and enhanced moisture and mold resistance. Extreme Impact contains fiberglass mesh reinforcement within a specially formulated, dense, non-combustible, fire-resistant Type X gypsum core, reinforced by glass fiber and enclosed in a 100% recycled moisture and mold resistant face and back paper. This combination affords greater resistance to abuse and sound transmission in high traffic areas compared to standard gypsum panels. Extreme Impact Drywall Panel is also made with proprietary M2Tech® paper which improves indoor air quality by providing enhanced moisture and mold resistance.
Extreme Impact is used for interior walls and ceilings in residential, commercial or institutional applications where improved surface abrasion, indentation and impact resistance is required. It can be used for new construction or renovations over wood or steel framing.
FOR USE IN IMPACT PRONE AREAS
Extreme Impact provides the highest level of protection for impact and abuse areas in high traffic applications such as hospital corridors, gymnasiums, utility rooms, airport terminals and public buildings. It contains a specially designed fiberglass reinforcement to provide superior resistance to impact and penetrations.
- Achieves highest level of classification for soft and hard body impacts.
- Greater resistance to abuse and impact than standard drywall panels.
- Lightweight, fast installation with smaller footprint versus concrete masonry units.
- Easier to cut versus ASTM C1278 fiber-reinforced gypsum products.
- M2Tech paper provides additional zone of protection against mold growth.
- Achieves best possible score of 10 for mold resistance per ASTM D3273.
- Handles like standard drywall panels.
- Type X fire-resistant gypsum core.
- GREENGUARD® Gold Certified
- Improved sound attenuation over standard drywall panels.
Extreme Impact Drywall is engineered for use in interior wall and ceiling applications requiring high impact durability.
- 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
Abuse Resistance Classification Levels
- Surface Abrasion (D4977) - 3
- Indentation Resistance (D5420) - 1
- Soft Body Impact (E695) - 3
- Hard Body Impact (C1629, A.1) - 3
For complete Technical Data, please see the Product Data and Submittal Sheet.
CertainTeed Regular Gypsum Board accepts most types of paints, textures and wall covering materials. 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 sealer application under wallpaper or other wall coverings 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.
For complete installation instructions, please see Install Like the Pros, Gypsum Board Installation Guide.
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