James Hardie Building Products will launch its Hardibacker 500, with the new, patented G2 technology, at Surfaces 2001 in Las Vegas.

Hardibacker 500 with G2 technology is the lightest ½-inch cement underlayment in the industry, the company says. James Hardie’s research and development team created Hardibacker 500 with G2 technology in response to the needs of tile contractors’ needs in ceramic wall tile applications, the company says