In 2010 USG shook the foundations of the wallboard market with the introduction of a new reduced-weight wallboard product, Sheetrock UltraLight Panels. Several other producers have since produced their own lightweight boards. Here Global Gypsum presents its detailed report into the lightweight wallboard market, including a detailed run-down of all lightweight wallboard producers, technical descriptions for all lightweight gypsum wallboard products currently available, discussion of the effects of lightweight wallboard on the global gypsum industry as a whole and future outlook.
|Gypsum wallboard overview||2|
|The global gypsum market||3|
|The US wallboard market||3|
|Lightweight wallboard overview||4|
|-- United States Gypsum (USG)|
|-- American Gypsum (Eagle Materials)|
|-- National Gypsum|
|-- CertainTeed (Saint-Gobain)|
|-- Continental Building Products|
|-- Pabco Gypsum|
|-- GCG (USG)|
|-- Panel Rey|
|Gypsum wallboard standards||5|
|Lightweight wallboard producers||6|
|The lightweight wallboard market||10|
|Lightweight wallboard trends||11|
|Lightweight wallboard production||12|
|-- Plasterboard liner (PBL)||12|
|-- Stucco additives||13|
Table 3: List of ALL lightweight wallboard products, available on the market, including:
- Producer and product name,
- Standards compliance,
- Board weight (metric and Imperial),
- Thermal resistance,
- Flame spread,
- Smoke development characteristics.
Table 4: Comparison of lightweight fire-resistant gypsum wallboard products and their standard weight analogues (where such analogues exist). All are 5/8 inch.
Table 5: Comparison of Georgia-Pacific ToughRock Gypsum Board and ToughRock Lite-Weight Gypsum Board.
Table 6: Prices of lightweight gypsum wallboard products stocked at various Lowes and Home Depot outlets in the USA.
Table 7: Typical properties and miminum/maximum standards as required by ASTM C1396 test method for 3/8 inch and 1/2 inch wallboard.
Table 8: Hamburger Reiger's current front-facing ivory and back-facing grey PBL products and properties.
Map: Global gypsum wallboard industry by level of development.