M-BLOC® Ekcel® Type X Gypsum Board
American Gypsum’s patent pending 1/2” M-Bloc® Ekcel® Type X gypsum panel was developed as a fire resistant, mold and moisture resistant wallboard for use in the patent pending 2-1/2 hour fire rated ME Area Separation Firewall System. The M-Bloc® Ekcel® Type X panel is encased in a mold and moisture resistant blue face paper and brown back paper, that has been tested to the industry’s most rigorous standard, ASTM D3273 (Standard Test Method for Resistance to Growth of Mold on the Surface of Interior Coatings in an Environmental Chamber) scoring a perfect 10, thus minimizing the risk of mold and mildew growth. American Gypsum products contain no asbestos and no detectable levels of formaldehyde.
1/2” M-Bloc® Ekcel® Type X gypsum panels are used in conjunction with metal framing members for the patent pending ME Area Separation Firewall System.
- UL design V344, 2-1/2 Hour ME Area Separation Firewall System
The 4’ wide patent pending 1/2” M-Bloc® Ekcel® Type X gypsum panels have achieved UL Environment’s GREEN GUARD GOLD Certification. GREENGUARD Certified products are scientifically proven to meet some of the world’s most rigorous, third-party chemical emissions standards, helping reduce indoor air pollution and the risk of chemical exposure while aiding in the creation of healthier indoor environments. For more information, visit www.ul.com/gg.
|1/2" (12.7mm)||4’ (1219mm)||10’ (3.05m)||Square|
Storage and Handling
Score of 10 (ASTM D 3273)
ASTM C 1396
ME Area Separation Firewall System Technical Bulletin ASTM C 840
Gypsum Association GA-216
Gypsum Association GA-231
Gypsum Association GA-801
|Surface Burning Characteristics||
ASTM E 84
Flame Spread 0
Smoke Developed 0