Six inches wider than a standard 48" gypsum board panel, Stretch54 reduces the number of joints in nine-foot walls for a smoother surface, critical for today's thinner wallpapers and new no-texture finishes. That’s because two standard width boards come up one foot short when hanging panels on nine-foot walls. A one-foot filler strip must be used to complete the wall, which also adds an additional joint to tape and float.
Stretch54 provides these benefits:
1- Lower costs
Fewer boards and seams means reduced material and labor costs.
2- Less time
Stretch54 covers more area faster than conventional 48" board.
3- Reduced waste
Cut fewer pieces by eliminating gap fillers.
4- Stronger, smoother walls
Horizontal installation increases wall strength while reducing the number of joints.
Fire Resistance of 5/8" Type X Panels:
This material has been fire tested in accordance with the requirements of ASTM E119 and therefore may provide a fire rating of one or more hours, depending on the system in which it is applied. Because ASTM procedures require that fire tests be conducted on complete building assemblies/systems and not just on the board itself, the ability of any particular 5/8" Type X gypsum board to pass a specific ASTM fire test may well depend on factors other than the fire resistance of the gypsum board being tested. These factors include the other components used to construct the building system being tested, the manner in which the system is constructed and the inherent variability of ASTM fire tests. See our Fire Resistant Gypsum Board page for more information.
Recycled Content Certification:
Temple-Inland Stretch54 gypsum board is certified in accordance to ISO 14021 standards to have recycled material content. It features an enhanced gypsum core sandwiched between recycled facers. Our standard Stretch54 gypsum board is available with at least 98% certified recycled content for environmental "green" requirements. Our fire-resistant product is available with a minimum of 93% certified recycled content. The recycled content levels of board produced at our Cumberland City, Tennessee, Fletcher, Oklahoma, and West Memphis, Arkansas, facilities are third-party certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). This certified material composition can contribute toward recycled material credits in the LEED rating system as well as other rating systems. Find out more about Temple-Inland gypsum board’s contribution to green building credits.
For more information about all of Temple-Inland's third-party certifiers, click on About the Certifiers.
Temple-Inland is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council.
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This product is MAS Certified to meet the CHPS performance standard for low-emitting materials.