An Industry First: Products from CertainTeed NO-COAT Line Become First Non-Metal Corner Technology to Earn UL Fire Resistance Rating for Column Assemblies
(MALVERN, Pa.) — CertainTeed®, a leading North American manufacturer of sustainable building materials, is proud to announce that UL Solutions, the global leader in safety science, has awarded its highly acclaimed fire resistance certification for column assembly application to three NO-COAT drywall corner products: NO-COAT PRO Corner, NO-COAT Outside 90 and NO-COAT Flexible Corner 450 – marking the first-ever non-metal corner technology in the industry to earn the trusted rating.
“We’ve always taken tremendous pride in the strength, durability, and ease of installation for our NO-COAT offering,” says Dean Updegrove, VP of Product Management and Marketing, CertainTeed Interiors Product Group. “With these newly-certified products meeting the most demanding fire-resistant criteria, our solutions now offer the very best in performance and safety – making them a top choice in the market for commercial construction.”
In addition, CertainTeed’s full drywall corner portfolio is GREENGUARD GOLD certified, meeting the world’s most rigorous third-party chemical emissions standards to reduce indoor air pollution and risk of chemical exposure, and includes a respective Health Product Declaration (HPD), validating their material health.
“As a leading building products manufacturer, it’s our obligation to empower industry professionals with materials that are at the forefront of innovation and sustainability,” Updegrove says. “We know building codes and specifications will only continue to become more stringent when it comes to fire and safety – especially in the multifamily, healthcare, education and institutional settings. We believe in supporting the professional contractor as a leader in light and sustainable construction.”
For more information about CertainTeed’s NO-COAT offering, visit certainteed.com/drywall/corners/products/no-coat-drywall-corner/
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm’s slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed,” inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, solar, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, nd sdrywall and ceilings.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,900 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The group had total sales of approximately $4.1 billion in 2019. www.certainteed.com.