Four plys of 100% recycled brown fiber make the Gray Back grade. This backing paper fits perfectly with the Gypsum Cream Face paper to produce a quality wallboard construction that can be used in all applications. It is available in 38# and 42# per thousand square feet (MSF). Contact or Customer Service Department for any available variations of this.
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|Critical Properties||UOM||Min||Target||Max||Test Method||Method Comments|
|Basis Weight||lbs/msf||-2.0||as ordered||+2.0||ABB Scanner|
|Moisture||weight %||7.5||9.00||10.5||ABB Scanner|
|Porosity||sec/100cc||Grade Dependent||Autoline||Gurley; 5-min 300°F cure|
|Face Cobb||g/100cm^2||0.30||0.80||1.50||T-441||10-min 250°F cure; 3-min 120°F water|
|Bond Cobb||g/100cm^2||0.50||0.70||1.2||T-441||10-min 250°F cure; 3-min 120°F water|
|MD Tensile||lbs/in||-10||BW dependent*||-----||Autoline||5-min 300°F cure|
|CD Tensile||lbs/in||-4||BW dependent*||-----||Autoline||5-min 300°F cure|
|Smoothness Sheffield||SU||350||Autoline||5-min 300°F cure|
|Coefficient of Friction||degrees||Grade Dependent||T-815||Uncured; test 3x, record 3rd value|
|Expansion 180 sec||%||-0.30||BW dependent*||+.30||CD Wet||Uncured; 10” strip|
Surface Quality – Paper shall be uniform in appearance and formation. Examples of defects include, but are not limited to: orange peel, discoloration, tiger striping, streaking, spotting (dirty face), fuzzing, fish hooks, cockles, excessive wire, felt, press roll, or other marking.
Flatness – Paper shall lie flat - free of cockles, edge warp, curling, and grooves.
Holes – Paper shall be reasonably free from holes (no repetitive MD holes). Holes smaller than 3" may be patched (no more than 2 per roll).
Roll Quality – Rolls shall be tightly wound. No telescoping. No wrinkles. No crushed or damaged cores. Splices shall be clearly marked. No splices 1" from the top. Core diameter: 4".
Physical Damage – Paper shall be free from physical defects including, but not limited to tears, edge nicks, excess moisture.
Packaging – Rolls shall be packaged to prevent damage during transport (ex: plastic wrapped). Rolls shall be marked to indicate bond side and labeled with roll number, basis weight, MD & CD tensile strength, top & bond cobb, and porosity.