Firecheck® type X drywall
Firecheck Type X is a fire resistant drywall enhanced with glass fibers to offer greater strength and fire protection for use in interior walls and ceilings.
The board has a noncombustible gypsum core and paper facings on the front (ivory), back, and long edges. It is available in several edge treatments, and its ivory facing paper will accommodate a variety of decorative elements after proper surface preparation.
Firecheck Type X can be used in applications that require direct mechanical attachment to wood or metal framing, or as a component of fire-rated assemblies. It may also be used as a thermal barrier in roof assemblies when specified by the roofing manufacturer.
When used in a certified sound-rated assembly, Firecheck Type X will also contribute to required Sound Transmission Class (STC) values.
Firecheck Type X is suitable for various indoor uses, including:
- Interior walls and ceilings
- Elevator enclosures
- Stairwell enclosures
- Area separation fire walls
- Roofing substrates
Firecheck Type X offers several advantages over regular drywall:
Fire resistance: An enhanced level of fire resistance compared with regular drywall for both residential and commercial construction applications. Firecheck Type X is formulated to perform in accordance with ASTM C 1396, Sections 5 and C 36, Type X; and is UL labeled (Type LGFC6A).
Ease of installation: Fast installation, similar to that of regular drywall.
Core: Noncombustible, dimensionally stable, inert gypsum enhanced with glass fibers for strength and fire resistance.
Paper: 100 percent recycled; front and edges are ivory; back is gray.
Long edges: Square, tapered, rounded, or beveled.
Emissions: Asbestos free; GREENGUARD certified; listed as a low-emitting material with the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS); and MAS Certified Green.
Firecheck Type X is clearly identified by the UL label on the back and "Type X" printed on the tapered edge of the face of the board.