5/8" Fire-Shield C - For single- or multi-layer drywall construction. The specially formulated Type X core achieves superior performance when used in specific assemblies. Advantages. Lightweight, cost-efficient material that readily accepts a wide range of decorative finishes.
Oct 30, 2019 · To help reduce the extent and severity of fire damage, Type X drywall was developed with glass fibers made to reinforce the gypsum core. This strengthens the board, allowing it to last longer during a fire. The amount of time that gypsum panels maintain their physical integrity under fire conditions is crucial for allowing occupants to escape.
Sheetrock ultralight panels firecode 30 5/8 in. have been formulated to achieve comparable strength and performance characteristics of standard 5/8 in. $15.06 /EACH Qty Systems using CGC Sheetrock® Brand Fircode® C Gypsum Panels qualified for fire ratings of up to 4 hours in walls, 3 hours in ceilings and 4 hours for column protection. CGC Sheetrock® Brand Firecode® C Gypsum Panels provide improved fire protection over standard Firecode panels available in 15.9mm (5/8") and 12.7mm (1/2") thicknesses. Norm Abram replies: The 5/8-inch, "fire-code" drywall (called Type X) increases a wall's fire rating to a minimum of 1 hour, from the 30-minute rating for standard ½-inch drywall. And it's not just thickness that makes the difference. Type X has a denser core and contains glass fibers that keep it from crumbling in the heat.
Sheetrock Brand Firecode Core 5/8 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Gypsum Board offers easy installation and almost immediate decoration. Panels are easy to score and snap. Their fire-resistant gypsum core provides additional fire resistance over regular panels. They feature tapered long edges for easy finishing. Intended for fire-rated applications Both panels have been formulated to achieve all of the strength and performance characteristics as standard 5/8" USG Sheetrock® Brand Firecode® Gypsum Panels at a significantly reduced weight. The panels have a re-engineered core encased in 100% recycled face and back papers that form a high strength-toweight ratio composite design. In addition, 5/8" Firecode Core and 5/8" Firecode C Core meet or exceed the Standard ASTM C1396 for Type X gypsum board, and are classified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) for use in several 1- and 2-hr. floor-ceiling and roof-ceiling designs. Please refer to the UL Fire Resistance Directory for the proper applications.