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[US Gypsum Co] A registered trademark for a series of gypsum based construction materials. The most widely known type of Sheetrock®, a drywall gypsum board, was originally produced in 1937. It is used as a plaster substitute for interior walls. Other types of Sheetrock® products include: joint compound, joint tape, cement, ceiling panels, liner panels, coreboard, foil-backed panels, water-resistant panels, acoustical sealant, floor patch compound and texture finish paint. The name Sheetrock® is sometimes incorrectly used generically for any drywall gypsum board.

Synonyms and Related Terms

gypsum board

Hazards and Safety

US Gypsum: MSDS page

Additional Information

US Gypsum: Product literature page

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Thomas C. Jester (ed.), Twentieth-Century Building Materials, McGraw-Hill Companies, Washington DC, 1995