Fiberglass Mat Gypsum Sheathing withstands prolonged exposure.

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Tested in accordance with ASTM E 330, DensGlass Gold® is suited for architects and builders concerned about construction schedules that might be delayed by adverse weather conditions. Exterior sheathing withstands winds in excess of 155 mph (Category 5 hurricane) and exhibits resistance to moisture and mold during and after construction. Mats facilitate handling of DensGlass Gold and also reduce required amount of primer needed for self-adhered membranes.



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Georgia-Pacific Gypsum Continues Industry Leadership and Innovation with New Enhancements of DensGlass Gold



First and Only Fiberglass Mat Gypsum Exterior Sheathing with 12 Month Weather Exposure Limited Warranty, also Better Wind Uplift Resistance, Easier Handling

ATLANTA, Jan. 15 -- Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC, today announced significant enhancements of its flagship DensGlass Gold(R) exterior sheathing. Building upon more than 20 years of proven performance, enhanced moisture- and mold-resistant DensGlass Gold is the only fiberglass mat gypsum sheathing with a 12 month weather exposure limited warranty.

"The 12-month weather exposure limited warranty is another testament to our ongoing commitment to the building and construction industry, as well as our confidence in our product's strong performance," said Leo Bissonnette, general sales manager for Georgia-Pacific Gypsum. "The proven moisture- and mold-resistant fiberglass mat technology found in DensGlass Gold exterior sheathing is a superior choice for architects and builders who are concerned about construction schedules that might be delayed by adverse weather conditions."

DensGlass Gold exterior sheathing features a moisture-resistant core and enhanced fiberglass mats, instead of paper facings, to resist the effects of moisture exposure during and after construction. The enhanced mats:

--Offer even better wind uplift resistance,
--Make DensGlass Gold easier to handle than ever before and,
--Reduce the amount of primer needed for self-adhered membranes.

DensGlass Gold exterior sheathing has been tested in accordance with ASTM E 330, which evaluates the structural performance of exterior building materials under uniform static air pressure differences, using a test chamber. DensGlass Gold exterior sheathing can withstand winds in excess of 155 mph (Category 5 hurricane) when installed horizontally with the appropriate screw type and spacing over a properly engineered wall system and in accordance with the appropriate specifications.

Using the same innovative technology found in DensArmor Plus(R) paperless interior drywall, contractors will notice greater ease of use while handling the DensGlass Gold exterior sheathing. "The Georgia-Pacific Gypsum paperless products, designed as replacements for paper face gypsum products, are easy to handle and deliver high performance with less risk because of their moisture and mold-resistance properties," said project manager, Chris Malanuk, director of strategic planning for the Medical University of South Carolina. "Hanging the paperless exterior sheathing earlier has a ripple effect on the entire building cycle because other trades such as plumbing and electrical can start work sooner which helps accelerate the schedule."

About Georgia-Pacific

Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose, and related chemicals. The company employs approximately 50,000 people at more than 300 locations in North America, South America and Europe. 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), Ply-Bead(R) and Wood I Beam(TM) offered by Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC and DensArmor Plus(R), DensGlass Gold(R) and ToughRock(R) offered by Georgia- Pacific Gypsum LLC. The familiar consumer tissue brands of Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP include Quilted Northern(R), Angel Soft(R), Brawny(R), Sparkle(R), Soft 'n Gentle(R), Mardi Gras(R), So-Dri(R) and Vanity Fair(R). Dixie Consumer Products LLC, a Georgia-Pacific company, manufactures the Dixie(R) brand of disposable cups, plates and cutlery. For more information, visit www.gp.com/build or call 800-BUILD GP.

DENSGLASS GOLD and DENSARMOR PLUS are trademarks of Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC.

Contacts:
Nicole Lipson
Georgia-Pacific
Senior Marketing Manager
133 Peachtree St., 8th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
Tel: 404-652-2535
nglipson@gapac.com

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