Finishing Compound and Tape protect interior walls from mold.

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ProRoc® Moisture and Mold Resistant Setting Compound is formulated for use in all stages of finishing, including filling joints, embedding fiberglass mesh joint tape, and concealing joints, fasteners, and trim accessories. Plaster-based product can be sanded when dry and is mold-resistant. Mold-X10 Mold Resistant Mesh Tape is fiberglass mesh that is self-adhesive. Complimenting ProRoc® Gypsum Board, both create finishing system for interior walls in residential/commercial applications.

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CertainTeed Gypsum Expands ProRoc® with M2Tech(TM) Moisture and Mold Resistant Product Offering

(Valley Forge, Pa.) - In response to the growing demand for building products that help protect homes and buildings from moisture and mold, CertainTeed Gypsum has added two new finishing products that complement its innovative ProRoc® Gypsum Board with M2Tech(TM).

ProRoc Moisture and Mold Resistant Setting Compound with M2Tech and Mold-X10(TM) Mold Resistant Mesh Tape create an ideal finishing system for interior walls in both residential and commercial applications. Through independent testing, the M2Tech platform achieved the highest rating possible according to the ASTM D3273, the industry's benchmark test for mold resistance. The products are now available at building materials dealers who stock ProRoc finishing products in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and from coast to coast within Canada.

"CertainTeed Gypsum continues to raise the bar with industry-leading moisture and mold resistant products that contribute to healthier homes and buildings," says Steve Reynolds, Product Manager for CertainTeed Gypsum. "The new ProRoc finishing products round out a complete system for interior walls, providing added protection both during and after construction."

The ProRoc Moisture and Mold Resistant Setting Compound with M2Tech is specially formulated for use in all stages of finishing, including filling joints, embedding fiberglass mesh joint tape and concealing joints, fasteners and trim accessories. This plaster-based product can be easily sanded once completely dry to give a ready-to-prime finished surface. In addition to mold resistance, the product features unmatched strength and durability, which ultimately reduces the callbacks and cracks that often result from a house or building settling over time.

Initially developed by CertainTeed Gypsum's sister company, Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics, Mold-X10 Mold Resistant Mesh Tape is a tough fiberglass mesh that increases joint strength and integrity. The tape is self-adhesive, making it easy to apply.

ProRoc Gypsum Board with M2Tech is a high-strength, uniformly flat wallboard, designed for use on interior walls and ceilings in residential, commercial and institutional applications. It is lightweight and easy to cut and install over steel or wood framing. Utilizing a water-resistant core and a moisture- and mold-resistant paper facing, the gypsum board provides enhanced protection against mold growth.

Comprised of both pre- and post-consumer waste, with a recycled content of up to 96 percent, ProRoc Gypsum Board helps building professionals qualify toward credits for both the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED(R)) through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Green Building Program.

CertainTeed Gypsum, a subsidiary of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, the world's leading producer of gypsum products, offers a broad range of gypsum and finishing products for interior and exterior needs. 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 innovation and creative product design, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Company, the firm made its slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," which quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed 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 have more than 7,000 employees and more than 70 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In 2007, the group had consolidated sales of more than $3 billion.

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