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New Gold Bond Brand SoundBreak XP Ceiling Board Achieves GREENGUARD Gold Certification

Press Release Summary:

  • 3/4" sound-damping drywall comprised of two pieces of high-density, mold-, mildew- and moisture-resistant gypsum board
  • Ideal solution for room-to-room or between floors application

Original Press Release:

PURPLE® SoundBreak XP™ Ceiling™ Board Reduces Noise Between Floors

National Gypsum introduces final sound damping gypsum board to PURPLE high-performance drywall family of products

Charlotte, N.C., April 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, National Gypsum completes its PURPLE family of noise-reducing products with the introduction of Gold Bond® brand SoundBreak XP™Ceiling™ Board at the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industry's (AWCI) INTEX Expo in National Harbor, MD. The company's original SoundBreak XP® drywall has been reducing noise heard between rooms for over a decade and last year the manufacturer unveiled the first-of-its-kind SoundBreak XP™ Retrofit®, which provides the same sound damping benefits and installs over existing gypsum walls, at the conference.

"According to a recent survey, more than 40% of homeowners struggle with a noise issue in their homes and we know there are similar challenges in commercial spaces," said Chris Whitmire, National Gypsum's product manager for gypsum systems. "With the introduction of SoundBreak XP™ Ceiling™ Board, our PURPLE family of drywall products now has a solution for every application whether its room-to-room or between floors."

SoundBreak XP™ Ceiling™ Board is 3/4" sound-damping drywall comprised of two pieces of high-density, mold-, mildew- and moisture-resistant gypsum board, with a specially designed PURPLE® paper, laminated together with a viscoelastic polymer. It installs and finishes like traditional gypsum board and achieves GREENGUARD Gold Certification for indoor air quality.

It was developed for floor-ceiling assemblies where airborne sound such as disturbing voices and structurally transmitted sound such as second floor foot traffic is a concern. Basically, SoundBreak XP™Ceiling™ Board has it all covered.

"We've said it since SoundBreak XP's introduction in 2007, but it's even more true today: silence is no longer golden, it's PURPLE®," said Jay Watt, National Gypsum director of marketing. "Adding this product to our PURPLE® family of high-performance, sound-damping drywall products gives contractors, remodelers and homeowners yet another reason to ask for PURPLE®."

For more information about SoundBreak XP™ Ceiling™ Board, visit Booth 801 during the AWCI Intex Expo or go to

About National Gypsum

National Gypsum is a fully integrated manufacturer and supplier of building products used worldwide. Primary emphasis is on Gold Bond® brand gypsum board, including the PURPLE® family of drywall products; ProForm® brand interior finishing products; PermaBase® brand cement board products; and eXP® fiberglass-faced interior and exterior gypsum panels. For more information, visit

The color PURPLE® is a registered trademark of National Gypsum Properties, LLC.

Source National Gypsum

Contact: Natalie Bailey, LGA, (704) 552-6565,

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