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Gold Bond® Hi-Abuse® XP® Gypsum Board


Gold Bond® BRAND Hi-Abuse® XP® Gypsum Board with Sporgard™* consists of a tapered edge, mold and moisture resistant, fire-resistant Type X gypsum core encased in a heavy, abrasion and mold/mildew/moisture resistant, 100% recycled, National Gypsum's original PURPLE® paper on the face side and a heavy, abrasion and mold/mildew/ moisture resistant, 100% recycled gray paper on the back side.

Hi-Abuse XP Gypsum Board is designed to provide extra protection against mold and mildew compared to standard wallboard products. The panels feature a specially formulated core to provide greater resistance to surface indentation and abuse.

Tapered edges allow joints to be reinforced with ProForm® BRAND Joint Tape and concealed with ProForm BRAND Ready Mix or ProForm® BRAND Quick Set Setting Compounds.

For optimum mold performance, ProForm® BRAND XP Ready Mix is recommended for use.

Check the Fire and Safety Information of our website under Resources for a more complete explanation of how fire resistance ratings work.

Basic Uses

This unique gypsum board is designed for interior use in wall assemblies in areas where surface durability, indentation, moisture and mold/mildew resistance are major concerns.

5/8" Fire-Shield Hi-Abuse XP Gypsum Board may be used where Type X gypsum panels are specified in some fire-rated wall and floor-ceiling assemblies (e.g., UL U300, U400, V400 and L500 series).


  • Resists the growth of mold per ASTM G 21 with a score of 0, the best possible score.
  • Resists the growth of mold per ASTM D 3273 with a score of 10, the best possible score.
  • For use in areas where surface durability, indentation and moisture, mold and mildew resistance are major concerns.
  • Provides greater resistance to surface abuse and indentation over standard wallboard.
  • Features a smooth, heavy face paper that is highly resistant to scuffing and provides a superior surface for decoration.
  • Allows for same joint treatment reinforcement procedures as standard drywall, thereby reducing costs and the risk of improper installation.
  • Less than 5% water absorption per ASTM C 473.
  • Heavy abrasion resistant paper and denser core provide greater resistance to surface abuse and indentation when tested in accordance with ASTM C 1629.
  • Does not require the added strength of a setting type compound for joint reinforcement.
  • High density, fire resistant, Type X core may be utilized in fire rated wall and floor-ceiling assemblies.
  • Easily scored and snapped.
  • Lightweight alternative to CMU.
  • Faster installation as compared to CMU.

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*Sporgard is a trademark of LANXESS Corporation

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Technical Data
Abuse GuideSpec   PDF  DOC
CSI 3 Part Specifications   PDF  DOC
Literature   PDF
SDS   PDF  PDF (espaƱol)
Submittal   PDF
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