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January 5, 2009 - Used in construction of high-occupancy buildings, Dens(TM) DensArmor PlusĀ® interior panels contain embedded fiberglass mesh to provide impact and abuse resistance. They achieve level 3 for surface abrasion and soft body impact testing (ASTM C 1629) as well as level 2 for hard body impact resistance and level 1 for indentation resistance. Installed with standard drywall tools and fasteners, noncombustible (ASTM E 136) panels are also resistant to warping, rippling, and buckling.

Georgia-Pacific Corp.

133 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30303-1801, USA

Original Press Release

Georgia-Pacific Gypsum's New Impact-Resistant Interior Panels Rounds Out a Family of Dens(TM) Brand Gypsum Panels

Press release date: December 16, 2008

ATLANTA, Dec. 16 -- In response to the increased demand for building materials with surface durability, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum introduces the newest addition to the Dens(TM) Brand of fiberglass mat, moisture- and mold-resistant gypsum panels -- DensArmor Plus(R) Impact-Resistant interior panels, which contain an additional embedded fiberglass mesh for superior impact and abuse resistance. It is ideal for construction of high-occupancy buildings, such as offices, hospitals, dormitories and other public buildings.

"Georgia-Pacific Gypsum is an industry leader when it comes to offering builders and architects durable gypsum panels that resist damage to wall surfaces, and potentially decrease maintenance costs for repairing scuffs and dents," said Leo Bissonnette, director of innovation for Georgia-Pacific Gypsum. "By expanding our fiberglass mat portfolio with DensArmor Plus Impact- Resistant panels, we continue to prove our commitment to providing innovative solutions for the construction and building industry."

Following strict surface abrasion and soft body impact testing, in line with the ASTM International classification (ASTM C 1629), DensArmor Plus Impact-Resistant panels achieved a level three for both, which is the highest level for abrasion and impact resistance under the standard. ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations and serves as an industry source for technical standards regarding materials, products, systems and services. DensArmor Plus Impact- Resistant panels also achieved a level two classification for hard body impact resistance and a level one classification for indentation resistance.

DensArmor Plus Impact-Resistant panels resist warping, rippling and buckling and install just like regular gypsum drywall. It is easy to cut and can be installed with standard drywall tools and fasteners. DensArmor Plus panels are noncombustible in accordance with ASTM E 136. Additionally, DensArmor Plus Impact-Resistant panels can be used in fire-rated assemblies where 5/8" DensArmor Plus Fireguard(R) Type X panels are specified. For product fire, safety and use information go to http://www.gp.com/safetyinfo.

The fiberglass mat building materials portfolio from Georgia-Pacific Gypsum includes its legacy product -- DensGlass(TM) Gold exterior sheathing, DensGlass(TM) Ultra shaftliner, DensDeck(R) roof boards, DensArmor Plus interior panels, DensArmor Plus Abuse-Resistant interior panels and DensShield(R) tile backer. For more information about the fiberglass mat building products portfolio offered by Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, please visit http://www.gpgypsum.com/.

About Georgia-Pacific

Georgia-Pacific has long been among the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers, with brands such as Plytanium(R) plywood, DryPly(R) water repellent plywood, Ply-Bead(R) panels and Wood I Beam(TM) joists offered by Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC and DensArmor Plus(R) interior drywall, DensGlass Gold(R) sheathing and ToughRock(R) wallboard offered by Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC. For more information, visit http://www.gp.com/build or call 800-225-6119.

The Georgia-Pacific logo and all trademarks are owned by or licensed to Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC.

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