Georgia-Pacific Gypsum recently announced that two of its Dens interior gypsum panel products have passed the industry’s most stringent mold resistance test, the first such products in the industry to do so.
Plus High-Performance Interior Panel and DensShield Tile Backer each passed the
12-week test, conducted in accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency’s ASTM D 6329 protocol. The test, which is three times longer and much
more rigorous than the current industry standard ASTM D3273, was conducted by
an independent third party, RTI International, at its facilities in Research
Triangle Park, N.C., between February and June 2009.
To date no
other gypsum products manufacturer has announced test results showing zero mold
growth for 12 full weeks for any product.
to Susan Raterman, a prominent industrial hygiene consultant in the areas of
indoor air quality, mold mitigation and asbestos management, the news that two
Dens interior products have passed a rigorous 12-week test is quite noteworthy.
length of the test and the fact that it used two of the most problematic
species of mold found in buildings are indicative of the rigor of this mold
resistance performance standard,” said Raterman, founder and president of The
Raterman Group Ltd. “These results raise the bar for the entire industry, and
further illustrate Georgia-Pacific Gypsum’s leadership in product quality and
Georgia-Pacific panels first in industry to pass mold test
October 16, 2009