Wallboard


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wallboard

[′wȯl‚bȯrd]
(materials)
Panels of various materials for surfacing ceilings and walls, including asbestos cement sheet, plywood, gypsum plasterboard, and laminated plastics.

Wallboard

Large rigid sheets, made of gypsum, wood chips, or other filler material, that is fastened to the frame of a building to provide a surface finish.

wallboard

A rigid sheet composed primarily of wood-pulp, gypsum, or other materials; may be fastened to the frame of a building to provide an interior surface finish; the long edges of the board usually are tapered to provide easy treatment of the joints when board is erected. Also see dry wall.
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Now the challenge Mr Greening and marketing director Francesca Peet face is getting their wallboards to market.
based Supress Products, which has introduced sound-engineered wallboard to control noise in residential single- and multifamily structures.
An example of this can be seen in Figure 6, which shows cracking of wallboard in an upstairs bedroom in the center of the home as a result of tress uplift.
Paper-faced wallboard comprises around 80 percent of the surface area in any post-1950s building, and unfortunately, it makes a great home for mold," said Perry.
The Powers Wall Dog bites into any base material, the maker said: wallboard, concrete, hollow block, grout-filled block, even brick.
It will also process recycled newsprint when the mill produces gypsum paper used on the outside of wallboard.
A Nashville (Howard County) wallboard plant was among three James Hardie Industries plants in the country recently sold to BPB Celotex of Tampa, Fla.
BPB became the world's biggest plasterboard maker yesterday with the pounds 245 million purchase of the US wallboard business of building materials firm James Hardie.
A booming construction climate has required wallboard manufacturers to operate at full capacity since 1997, allowing for numerous price increases and record profits.
A year ago, builder Steve Blackburn could call his supplier and have wallboard on the construction site of an upscale home in 48 hours.
Lafarge also signed agreements with two South Korean partners to acquire two gypsum wallboard factories near the port city of Pusan for around USD95 million.