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LITE innovations=newest members of family

National Gypsum continues tradition of
delivering broad product solutions

The LITE Family is the newest member to an already extensive family of products. With Gold Bond® BRAND Gypsum Board, ProForm® BRAND Interior Finishing Products and PermaBase® BRAND Cement Board, National Gypsum continues its proud tradition of offering a broad family of innovative products for both the residential and commercial construction markets.

LITE products are easier to work with, which results in reduced fatigue, potential increased productivity and faster completion times. National Gypsum’s LITE gypsum board products feature GridMarX® guide marks, an exclusive feature that allows the installer to quickly identify fastener lines and make more accurate cuts without measuring, which also reduces waste. The combination of lightweight gypsum board with GridMarX creates efficiency for the installer.

Potential productivity improvements aren’t the only benefit of National Gypsum’s LITE family of products. The nation’s leading green building standards reference GREENGUARD Certified products for schools, hospitals, offices, homes and other public facilities. The entire National Gypsum LITE family of products has achieved GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® status.


Gold Bond 1/2” High Strength LITE®: Up to 25% lighter than the original High Strength Gypsum Board. Approved for use on both walls and ceilings, eliminating the need for two different types of board on the job.
Gold Bond 5/8” High Strength Fire-Shield® LITETM: Fire-resistant Type X gypsum board specially formulated to be up to 15% lighter than standard Type X board. UL Classified and approved for inclusion on specific UL fire-rated designs.
Gold Bond 5/8” High Strength Fire-Shield® LITETM 30: Non-Type X gypsum board specially formulated to be up to 30% lighter than standard Type X board. Approved for single or multilayer drywall construction for 30-minute fire-rated or non-rated assemblies.
ProForm LITE Ready Mix with Dust-Tech®: Lightweight all purpose compound offering the same features and benefits as standard joint compound, but is up to 30% lighter in weight and reduces airborne dust by up to 60%. ProForm Ultra LITE Ready Mix: Innovative product that combines excellent bond with superb sanding characteristics. Up to 40% lighter than other conventional all purpose ready mix products and ideal for all phases of finishing.
PermaBase UltraBacker®: 1/4” cement board underlayment that’s mold and moisture resistant, lighter weight, four times more rigid than competitive boards and 30% stronger. Has the lowest water absorption rate among backerboards