New CertainTeed Gypsum drywall compound reduces airborne dust by more than 70%

June 19, 2009 |

CertainTeed Gypsum launches two new revolutionary drywall compounds that significantly reduce the amount of dust traditionally associated with finishing gypsum walls and ceilings. The products—Dust Away Reduced Airborne Dust Drywall Compound and Renovation Mud—join CertainTeed’s Easi-Fil and ProRoc brands of finishing products currently available throughout Canada.

Using an innovative formula, enhanced with dust reduction technology from 3M, Dust Away Drywall Compound reduces the amount of airborne dust generated through sanding by more than 70 percent compared to standard drywall compound. The dust clumps and falls to the ground when sanded, making clean-up faster and easier for professional applicators and do-it-yourselfers alike. The all-purpose ready-mix drywall compound is suitable for taping and finishing wallboard joints, corner trims and fastener heads.

For consumers looking for a high quality finish while creating significantly less airborne dust, Easi-Fil Dust Away Drywall Compound is available at building material retailers across Canada in convenient 2-litre, 4.5-litre and 12-litre pail sizes. ProRoc Dust Away Renovation Mud is a professional grade drywall compound available in a 13.5-litre carton size. Renovation Mud is ideal for remodeling and repair projects that require less airborne dust for a cleaner work environment.

“The Dust Away products combine the quality of our ProRoc and Easi-Fil ready-mix drywall compounds with the added benefit of our new reduced airborne dust formula,” says Bernie Owens, vice president and general manager of sales and finishing products in Canada for CertainTeed Gypsum. “Now our customers can tackle any remodeling, renovation and repair job with less airborne dust, resulting in cleaner work environments and improved productivity.” 

CertainTeed Gypsum manufactures and markets a broad range of gypsum and finishing products for interior and exterior needs across the U.S. and Canada. This, in combination with the full range of CertainTeed building products, provides architects, contractors, builders and dealers one partner to provide service and support for commercial and residential building projects.

About CertainTeed
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed(R) is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, windows, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.

Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., CertainTeed and its affiliates, including CertainTeed Gypsum, have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In 2009, CertainTeed was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a national award that recognizes environmentally responsible corporations. The group had total sales of more than $3 billion in 2008.

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