USG ME Brand Fire Rated (FR) Gypsum Board

USG ME Brand Fire Rated (FR) Gypsum Board

USG ME Brand Fire Rated (FR) Gypsum Board

USG ME Brand Fire Rated (FR) Gypsum Board is a factory-produced, 1200mm wide custom panel for applications requiring fire resistance. The boards are made of non-combustible glass-fiber reinforced gypsum blended with specific additives, covered in a thick, natural-finish paper on the front side, and a sturdy liner paper on the reverse. To strengthen and safeguard the core, the face paper is folded around the long edges. The ends are square-cut and smooth-finished. Long edges of panels are recessed (tapered), allowing joints to be strengthened and covered with jointing compounds under the USG Middle East sheetrock® brand.  

Follow the instructions for the specific products you're using while priming and decorating with paint, texture, or wallcovering. All surfaces must be completely dry, dust-free, and matte before USG Middle East Sheetrock® Brand All Purpose Joint Compound is applied. When a Level 5 finish is desired, a prime layer of Sheetrock® Tuff-Hide Primer-Surfacer should be applied and let to dry before decorating. Gypsum panel surfaces should be skim-coated with USG All Purpose Joint Compound or primed with Sheetrock® Tuff-Hide Primer-Surfacer to equalize suction before painting in order to improve fastener concealment in areas where gypsum panel walls and ceilings will be decorated with a gloss paint (eggshell, semi gloss, or gloss) and/or exposed to strong artificial or natural side lighting. 

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USG ME Brand Fire Rated (FR) Gypsum Board
  • Fire Resistant

  • Surface Burning Characteristics: Class A

Overview

USG ME Brand Fire Rated (FR) Gypsum Board is a factory-produced, 1200mm wide custom panel for applications requiring fire resistance. The boards are made of non-combustible glass-fiber reinforced gypsum blended with specific additives, covered in a thick, natural-finish paper on the front side, and a sturdy liner paper on the reverse. To strengthen and safeguard the core, the face paper is folded around the long edges. The ends are square-cut and smooth-finished. Long edges of panels are recessed (tapered), allowing joints to be strengthened and covered with jointing compounds under the USG Middle East sheetrock® brand.  

Follow the instructions for the specific products you're using while priming and decorating with paint, texture, or wallcovering. All surfaces must be completely dry, dust-free, and matte before USG Middle East Sheetrock® Brand All Purpose Joint Compound is applied. When a Level 5 finish is desired, a prime layer of Sheetrock® Tuff-Hide Primer-Surfacer should be applied and let to dry before decorating. Gypsum panel surfaces should be skim-coated with USG All Purpose Joint Compound or primed with Sheetrock® Tuff-Hide Primer-Surfacer to equalize suction before painting in order to improve fastener concealment in areas where gypsum panel walls and ceilings will be decorated with a gloss paint (eggshell, semi gloss, or gloss) and/or exposed to strong artificial or natural side lighting. 

  • Fire Resistant

  • Surface Burning Characteristics: Class A

Specifications

 

USG ME Brand Fire Rated (FR) Gypsum Board:

  • USG ME Brand Fire Rated (FR) Gypsum Board is a specifically formulated fire-resistant core gypsum board providing an ideal solution for projects where specific fire- resistance ratings are required in partition wall and ceiling systems. 
  • USG ME Brand Fire Rated (FR) Gypsum Board is recommended to be installed with USG ME metal framing systems to provide lightweight structure, fire, and acoustic performances. 
  • These panels feature a noncombustible gypsum core encased in 100% recycled face and back papers that form a high strength composite design. 
  • The natural finish face paper is folded around the long edges to reinforce and protect the core, and the ends are cut square and even. 
  • The panels are classified for fire resistance as per ASTM C1396/C1396 M Type X and EN 520 Type I, F (DIN 18180/BS 1230 Part 1, Type 5) 
  • USG ME Brand Fire Rated (FR) Gypsum Board when used in an acoustic system can provide required levels of sound insulation to achieve specified acoustic ratings. 

USG ME Brand Fire Rated (FR) Gypsum Board applications: 

  • Commercial or residential applications where USG ME Fire Rated panels are required 
  • Fire-rated wall and ceiling assemblies 
  • Protection of load-bearing and non-load-bearing steel-framed fire-rated walls 
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Q1: What sets USG ME Gypsum Board apart from other options in the market?

A: USG ME Gypsum Board strikes the perfect balance between affordability and performance. As a mid-range brand, it offers a versatile range of options to meet specific construction needs.

Q2: How reliable is USG ME Gypsum Board in terms of durability?

A: USG ME Gypsum Board is crafted with precision and expertise, providing a durable and sturdy solution for your building requirements. It ensures reliable performance and long-lasting installations.

Q3: What types of USG ME Gypsum Board options are available?

A: USG ME Gypsum Board offers a variety of options to cater to different project requirements, including Regular Board, Fire, Fire & Moisture, Moisture Resistance, Mold and Moisture Resistance, Impact Resistance, and Impact Fire Resistance boards.

Q4: How does USG ME Gypsum Board contribute to efficiency in construction projects?

A: USG ME Gypsum Board features a streamlined installation process, saving time and effort on the job site. This makes it a convenient choice for various applications.

Q5: In what applications can USG ME Gypsum Board be used?

A: USG ME Gypsum Board is highly versatile and can be used for both walls and ceilings. Its adaptability allows for seamless integration into different environments, offering flexibility and ease of use.

Q6: Why choose USG ME Gypsum Board?

A: USG ME Gypsum Board provides reliable performance and affordability. It is designed to deliver value without compromising quality, making it an ideal mid-range option that meets specific requirements and budget considerations.