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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


US Gypsum: SDS

Resources and Citations

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

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