Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Down with Dust

National Gypsum Company showcased one of its newest products at the CONSTRUCT Show this year, and it certainly caught our eye as we were scouting for trends and insights for various articles. The company’s ProForm XP® Ready Mix Joint Compound with Dust-Tech was the talk of the show. The product, recently named by Professional Remodeler as on the Top 101 products for 2011, is an all-purpose, vinyl-based joint compound specifically formulated to reduce airborne dust while sanding, and save time with quick and easy clean-up. XP Joint Compound with Dust-Tech can be used for all phases of drywall finishing, texturing, patching, and renovations.

ProForm XP® Ready Mix Joint Compound with Dust-Tech
One notable feature of the XP Joint Compound with Dust-Tech is that it reduces airborne dust by 60%, thus minimizing its impact on indoor air quality. The product also offers superior mold-resistance, and has achieved the highest mold-resistant scores on industry tests.

The product has many applications. It is designed for tape application, faster spotting, complete joint finishing of gypsum board, and can also be used to repair cracks in plastered walls, to texture surfaces, and laminate gypsum board to other surfaces. Several advantages of using the XP Joint Compound with Dust-Tech is that not only does it reduce airborne dust, it also sands without clogging sandpaper, has a low VOC content and is GREENGUARD Children and Schools Certified.

The National Gypsum Company is one of the largest gypsum board producers in the world. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the company has over 40 operating plants throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to producing gypsum board, The National Gypsum Company also produces a wide range of products such as interior finishing products and cement boards. To view the company’s full product availability, visit

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  1. Ben - Build MagazineOctober 20, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    I can probably use this for a 2012 issue.

  2. Thank you for your message, Ben. Just let us know. Plus, we can gladly write a feature for you if you find the need closer to the time. Gypsum has great case-studies regarding product usages, successes and efficiencies.