The patent pending GreenEboard(tm) tile backer by developer Southern Cross Technologies, Inc., has finally proved that it can resist fire, while retaining its structural integrity. Southern Cross Technologies, Inc with Southern Cross Building Products, LLC, the manufacturer and international distributor of the product have declared the successful completion of an ASTM E-119 two hour fire rated assembly in a certified laboratory.
The installation is made from with steel studs, GreenEboard 4 x 8 panels in a single layer and a tapeless joint compound. It is completed with primer paint from Ameret, the developer of Trivol FlameShield fire resistant products. This revolutionary product is capable of contributing to building ratings under several sustainable construction rating systems, including LEED, the NAHB Green Building program, and many others. Meeting terms with all the requirements of a two hour fire test with a single layer of 1/2″ backer board and/or wall panel, the eco-friendly GreenEboard will save on both the labor costs and time.