National Gypsum Company, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the exclusive service provider of reliable, high-performance products manufactured by its affiliate companies and marketed under the Gold Bond®, ProForm® and PermaBASE® brands. The National Gypsum name has been synonymous with high-quality, innovative products and exceptional customer service since 1925. The strategic network of Gold Bond, ProForm and PermaBASE manufacturing facilities located throughout North America allows us to provide the best in customer service to keep your fast-paced projects moving forward. Whether you want innovative fire-resistant assemblies, enhanced acoustical performance or require additional abrasion or impact resistance, Gold Bond products deliver with a level of excellence.
Analyze the different types of gypsum technologies in terms of composition, characteristics, and testing. Discover the benefits of impact resistant gypsum in terms of performance, application, and cost.
Discuss the definitions of abuse resistant and impact resistant products and the differences between these products and standard gypsum board.
Review the ASTM C1629 classification system for abuse resistant panels and minimum performance requirements to meet the established criteria for each Classification Level.
Review each of the four ASTM test methodologies that comprise ASTM C1629.
Compare the performance of standard, abuse resistant and impact resistant gypsum products and identify specialized applications for each product type.