Drywall (also known as plasterboard, wallboard, gypsum panel, sheet rock, or gypsum board) is a panel made of sulfated hydrate (gypsum) with or without additives and normally pressed between a facer and a backer (typically thick sheets of paper). It is used to make interior walls and ceilings. The plaster is mixed with fiber (typically paper and/or fiberglass), plasticizer, foaming agent, and various additives that can decrease mildew, increase fire resistance, and lower water absorptionRead More
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A wallboard panel consists of a layer of gypsum plaster sandwiched between two layers of paper. The raw gypsum, CaSO4•2 H2O, is heated to drive off the water then slightly rehydrated to produce the hemihydrate of calcium sulfate (CaSO4•½ H2O). The plaster is mixed with fiber (typically paper and/or fiberglass), plasticizer, foaming agent, finely ground gypsum crystal as an accelerator, EDTA, starch or other chelate as a retarder, various additives that may decrease mildew and increase fire resistance, and wax emulsion or silanes for lower water absorption.
Drywall panels in the Canada are manufactured in 48-inch (1.2 m), 54-inch (1.4 m) and 96-inch (2.4 m) wide panels in varying lengths to suit the application, though 48-inch is by far the most common width. Lengths up to 12-feet (3.6 m) are commonly available, though the most common length is 8-feet (2.4 m). Common panel thicknesses are 1⁄2-inch (13 mm) and 5⁄8-inch (16 mm), with panels also available in 1⁄4-inch (6.4 mm), 3⁄8-inch (9.5 mm), 3/4-inch (19.0 mm) and 1-inch (25.4 mm) for specific applications.