From: Paul Schaefer, ENN
Published December 4, 2007 01:03 PM

Georgia-Pacific Gypsum Certified Green For First Microbial-Resistant Panels

ATLANTA, - Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC, announces that its paperless Gypsum panels are the first and only in the industry to be listed as GREENGUARD microbial-resistant products by a leading third-party organization, GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. This listing means that the Georgia-Pacific Gypsum paperless panel products resist mold growth and are in compliance with ASTM Standard D 6329-98. This is one of the most rigorous testing standards set by ASTM International, which developments testing guidelines and procedures for building materials, products, systems, and services.

"The Greenguard website hosts a registry of products that have been certified by the Greenguard Environmental Institute for low indoor emissions. Greenguard is referenced by the LEED for Commercial Interiors Rating System for its certification of low-emitting office furniture." writes the editor of GreenBuild.com, a respected green building information site.

The paperless Gypsum products included in this listing are DensArmor Plus drywall and DensArmor Plus Abuse Guard drywall, which are moisture and mold-resistant and have been certified as low emitting of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In addition, following a partnership between the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute and the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) both qualify for CHPS credits. CHPS is a national, non-profit organization that works with school districts to improve the quality of education by constructing learning environments that are healthy, efficient and comfortable.

 

"For remodelers, this new listing and current certifications are especially valuable as they further confirm that our paperless Gypsum panels are ideal for anyone concerned with indoor air quality," said Leo Bissonnette, general manager for Georgia-Pacific Gypsum. "As we have significantly lowered the risk of mold with the paperless panels, they are perfect for moisture- prone basements, bathrooms and kitchens."

 

About Georgia-Pacific

 

Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose, and related chemicals. The company employs approximately 50,000 people at more than 300 locations in North America, South America and Europe. Georgia-Pacific has long been among the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers, with brands such as Plytanium(R), Ply-Bead(R) and Wood I Beam(TM) offered by Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC and DensArmor Plus(R), DensGlass Gold(R) and ToughRock(R) offered by Georgia- Pacific Gypsum LLC. The familiar consumer tissue brands of Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP include Quilted Northern(R), Angel Soft(R), Brawny(R), Sparkle(R), Soft 'n Gentle(R), Mardi Gras(R), So-Dri(R) and Vanity Fair(R). Dixie Consumer Products LLC, a Georgia-Pacific company, manufactures the Dixie(R) brand of disposable cups, plates and cutlery. For more information, visit www.gp.com/build or call 800-BUILD GP.

 

About GREENGUARD Environmental Institute

 

The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) is an industry-independent, non-profit organization that oversees the GREENGUARD Certification Program. As an ANSI Authorized Standards Developer, GEI establishes acceptable indoor air standards for indoor products, environments, and buildings. GEI's mission is to improve public health and quality of life through programs that improve indoor air. www.greenguard.org

 

DENSARMOR PLUS and DENSARMOR PLUS ABUSE GUARD are trademarks of Georgia- Pacific Gypsum, LLC.

 

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