Only AirRenew absorbs VOCs and cleans the air.

is the only gypsum board that actively cleans VOCs**

out of the air, improving indoor air quality for generations.

AirRenew® uses two innovative technologies to

actively improve indoor air quality. First, it cleans the air by permanently removing VOCs** circulating

indoors and keeps them out. AirRenew also incorporates M2Tech®* technology, providing enhanced moisture and mold resistance.

UL Environment works to advance global sustainability and environmental health. UL Environment Claim Validations are independent proof that environmentally friendly products are exactly what they claim to be. Clean the air and get increased durability and sustainability.

Patent pending

VOCs (volatile organic compounds) – formaldehyde and other aldehydes.

Increased durability for abuse prone areas. Achieves highest level of impact resistance.

Clean VOCs** out of the air with AirRenew®.

People spend approximately 90% of their time indoors. Yet research has proven that there are

many VOCs and other contaminants found throughout schools, hospitals, offices and residences.

In fact, studies have shown that indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air.

Only the AirRenew gypsum board family of products actively cleans the air, removing VOCs

and improving indoor air quality.

How does it work?

AirRenew uses a new and innovative technology developed by CertainTeed to actively clean air. This advanced gypsum board captures and transforms VOCs into inert compounds, eliminating them completely. The effectiveness of the AirRenew process has been proven by tests conducted in accordance with ISO 16000-23. AirRenew continues to effectively clean air even when used with multiple coats of water based acrylic or epoxy paints and breathable wallpaper. Tests conducted by Cornerstone Laboratories LLC. Mold is also a serious concern when it comes to indoor air quality. The potential health effects associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory complaints. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment, but specifying moisture and mold resistant building materials such as AirRenew and other CertainTeed and M2Tech® gypsum board products greatly reduces the potential for mold problems. Mold and mildew also affect indoor air quality.

AirRenew® takes VOCs out of

the air – and keeps them out.

1. Captures

VOCs**

2. Converts VOCs**

into inert compounds

3. Inert compounds

remain within

gypsum board safely

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AirRenew® starts working immediately.

And keeps on working up to 75 years.

AirRenew permanently removes VOCs from the air.

0%

20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

0 5 10 15 28

Concentration of VOCs** (%)

Number of Days

Continuous air flow with VOCs** Continuous air flow without VOCs**

AirRenew introduced into VOC** turned off on Day 7

air chamber on Day 0

without AirRenew

with AirRenew

ISO 16000-23: Indoor air — Performance test for evaluating the reduction of formaldehyde concentrations by sorptive building materials.

Tests conducted at CertainTeed Research Center in Blue Bell, PA, witnessed by a third party, Resources Applications Designs & Controls, Inc. (RADCO).

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Today, it’s more important than ever to improve the

quality of air inside our buildings. Research indicates

that people spend approximately 90% of their time

indoors. Yet many VOCs and other contaminants are

typically found throughout schools, hospitals, offices

and residences. Poor indoor air quality has been

linked to headaches, fatigue, concentration problems,

allergies, asthma and more.

Where are the VOCs coming from?

The indoor air environment is affected by many factors.

This includes many every day use items: Cleaning

materials; including perfumes, hair sprays and treated

fabrics. Repair and remodeling items; including paints

and lacquers, paint strippers and solvents, glues,

carpets and furniture. Building materials for new

construction; including unsealed plywood or particle

board and urea formaldehyde foam insulation.

VOCs are found throughout hospitals,

schools, offices and residences.

Analysis of chemical concentrations in residences, day care centers and school buildings indicate that VOCs (volatile organic compounds)

are the most prevalent pollutants, with significantly higher levels in indoor air than in the outdoor atmosphere.

Formaldehyde

Hexaldehyde

Toluene

Acetaldehyde

n-Undecane

m/p-Xylene

n-Decane

1,4-dichlorobenzene

1,2,4-trimethylbenzene

o-Xylene

Ethylbenzene

Benzene

1-methoxy-2-propanol

2-butoxyethanol

Tetrachloroethylene

Acroleine

Trichloroethylene

Styrene

1-methoxy-2-propylacetate

2-butoxy-ethylacetate

Indoor air Outdoor air

Formaldehyde ppm

– 0.018 –

– 0.016 –

– 0.014 –

– 0.012 –

– 0.010 –

– 0.008 –

– 0.006 –

– 0.004 –

– 0.002 –

– 0.000 –

VOC concentrations in the air

Aldehydes, including formaldehyde, are the most

prevalent pollutants in residences and schools.

Moisture and Mold

Resistant Face and

Back Papers

Tapered Edge

Moisture Resistant,

VOC Absorbing,

Light Blue Gypsum Core

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* Patent pending

** VOCs (volatile organic compounds) – formaldehyde and other aldehydes.

*** No mold growth detected. Note – 10 and 0, respectively,

are the best scores possible for these tests.

**** The performance of AirRenew Gypsum Board in actual use may not accurately

reproduce the results achieved in this ASTM laboratory test. Good design and

construction practices that prevent water and moisture exposure of building

products are the most effective strategy to avoid the growth of mold.

AirRenew® uses two new technologies that improve air quality

and provide peace of mind for generations. First, it cleans the air

by permanently removing VOCs** circulating indoors. Plus it has superior

M2Tech®* technology, providing enhanced moisture and mold resistance.

• Up to 75 years of effective VOC** absorption based on

tests and analysis

• Maintains effectiveness even when finished and painted

with most water based acrylic and epoxy paints up to 25

coats, or covered with breathable wallpaper using

conventional gypsum board techniques

• Easily recycled, in the same way as regular gypsum board

• Can be sent to landfill (if permitted locally) – safe to humans,

animals, and ground water

• Easy handling and installation similar to other CertainTeed

gypsum boards

• AirRenew Type X may be substituted for CertainTeed

Type X and M2Tech Type X gypsum board in UL/ULC

fire rated assemblies

• Also available: AirRenew Basic (without M2Tech Technology),

½” Regular or 58” Type X gypsum. Features the same VOC

absorbing qualities as AirRenew. Acceptable for applications

where mold and moisture resistance is not required

Also Includes:

• Provides an additional zone of protection against

moisture and mold

• Achieves scores of 10 and 0 for mold resistance per

ASTM D 3273 and ASTM G 21, respectively; the best

possible scores for these tests****

AirRenew provides:

Product Specifications

Product

AirRenew Gypsum Board

Product Standards

ASTM C 1396

CAN/CSA-A82.27

Application Standards

ASTM C 840, GA-216

CAN/CSA-A82.31

Thickness, inches (mm)

1/2″ (12.7), 5/8″ (15.9)

Widths, ft. (mm)

4′ (1220)

Standard Lengths, ft. (mm)

8′, 10′, 12′ (2440, 3050, 3660)

Edges

Tapered

Weight

1/2″ – 1.7 lbs per SF (8.3 kg/m2)

5/8″ – 2.3 lbs per SF (11.2 kg/m2)

Mold Resistance Rating***

(ASTM D 3273 and G 21)

10 and 0

Moisture Resistance

Less than 5% total water absorption

per ASTM C 473

Flame Spread / Smoke Developed

ASTM E 84 | CAN/ULC-S102

15/0 5/5

Core

1/2″ (12.7 mm) Regular

5/8″ (15.9 mm) Type X gypsum core,

UL / cUL Classified, and ULC Listed

for Fire Resistance

Soft Body Impact:

(ASTM E 695)

Tests the impact of heavy soft

objects. A standard leather bag

was filled with 60 pounds (27.2 kg)

of steel pellets and swung through

an angular distance towards the board.

Hard Body Impact:

(ASTM C 1629,

Annex A.1)

Tests resistance to hard objects

into the stud cavity. The board

was struck with a weighted steel

ram with increasing weight being added to the ram until it

penetrated the board surface.

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Indoor air quality is an important factor to consider for

any sustainable project. It’s not the only one. In many

buildings, specifically those with high traffic areas or

locations susceptible to repeated wear and tear,

durability is also a key factor. Hospital corridors, school

classrooms, office utility closets and garages are all

examples of areas that require increased protection.

Specially formulated abuse and impact resistant gypsum

boards can provide the increased protection and

durability required. They are a low cost and lightweight

alternative that will increase the durability and

sustainability of all high traffic and high impact locations.

AirRenew® Extreme Abuse and

AirRenew® Extreme Impact add exceptional

durability and increased sustainability.

Indentation Resistance:

(ASTM D 5420 –

Gardner Impact)

Tests resistance to dents from

small hard objects. A two-pound

weight was dropped on the board

from a height of 36″ onto a hemispherical die, striking the

board surface with an impact energy of 72 inch-pounds

(8.1 J).

Surface Abrasion:

(ASTM D 4977)

Tests resistance to scruffs and

scratches. The board was

subjected to the abrasive motion

of a wire brush traveling back and

forth on the board for 50 cycles with a total load

of 25 pounds.

Classifications range from Level 1 to 3 with Level 3 providing the best abuse or impact resistance.

Outstanding performance for all categories of abuse and impact.

Moisture, Mold and

Abuse Resistant Face

and Back Papers

Tapered Edge

Moisture Resistant,

VOC Absorbing,

Light Blue Gypsum Core

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* Patent pending

** VOCs (volatile organic compounds) – formaldehyde and other aldehydes.

*** No mold growth detected. Note – 10 and 0, respectively,

are the best scores possible for these tests.

**** The performance of AirRenew Gypsum Board in actual use may not accurately

reproduce the results achieved in this ASTM laboratory test. Good design and

construction practices that prevent water and moisture exposure of building

products are the most effective strategy to avoid the growth of mold.

AirRenew® Extreme Abuse provides the increased protection and durability

required for abuse prone areas that are subjected to repeated wear and tear,

such as classrooms, patient rooms and public buildings. It also permanently

absorbs VOCs circulating indoors and provides enhanced moisture and

mold resistance.

• Greater resistance to abuse when compared to standard

gypsum board

• Lighter weight, faster installation and lower installed costs

compared to traditional concrete masonry units

• Easy handling, similar to other CertainTeed gypsum boards,

including easy cutting, and installing without special tools

• Up to 75 years of effective VOC** absorption based on

tests and analysis

• Contains a specially formulated moisture and fire resistant

dense core

• Enclosed in 100% recycled abuse, mold and moisture

resistant paper

AirRenew Extreme Abuse provides:

Abuse Resistance Classification Levels

ASTM C 1629

Surface

Abrasion

Indentation

Resistance

Soft Body

Impact

Hard Body

Impact

ASTM Test Method D 4977 D 5420 E 695 C 1629, A.1

Classification Level 3 1 2 1

Also Includes:

Product Specifications

Product

AirRenew Extreme Abuse

Product Standards

ASTM C 1396

CAN/CSA-A82.27

ASTM C 1629

Application Standards

ASTM C 840, GA-216

CAN/CSA-A82.31

Thickness, inches (mm)

5/8″ (15.9)

Widths, ft. (mm)

4′ (1220)

Standard Lengths, ft. (mm)

8′, 10′, 12′ (2440, 3050, 3660)

Edges

Tapered

Weight

2.8 lbs per SF (13.7 kg/m2)

Mold Resistance Rating***

(ASTM D 3273 and G 21)

10 and 0

Moisture Resistance

Less than 5% total water absorption

per ASTM C 473.

Flame Spread / Smoke Developed

ASTM E 84 | CAN/ULC-S102

15/0 5/5

Core

5/8″ (15.9 mm) Type X gypsum core,

UL / cUL Classified, and ULC Listed

for Fire Resistance

• The highest Classification Level per ASTM C 1629 for soft

and hard body impact resistance

• Lighter weight, faster installation and lower installed costs

compared to traditional concrete masonry units

• Easy handling, similar to other CertainTeed gypsum boards,

including easy cutting, and installing without special tools

• Up to 75 years of effective VOC** absorption based on

tests and analysis

• Contains a specially formulated moisture and fire

resistant dense core

• Engineered with an impact resistant fiberglass

reinforcement

• Enclosed in 100% recycled abuse, mold and moisture

resistant paper

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AirRenew® Extreme Impact provides the highest level of protection

for impact and abuse areas in high traffic applications such as

hospital corridors, gymnasiums, utility rooms, airport terminals

and public buildings.

Product Specifications

Product

AirRenew Extreme Impact

Product Standards

ASTM C 1396

CAN/CSA-A82.27

ASTM C 1629

Application Standards

ASTM C 840, GA-216

CAN/CSA-A82.31

Thickness, inches (mm)

5/8″ (15.9)

Widths, ft. (mm)

4′ (1220)

Standard Lengths, ft. (mm)

8′, 10′, 12′ (2440, 3050, 3660)

Edges

Tapered

Weight

2.8 lbs per SF (13.7 kg/m2)

Mold Resistance Rating***

(ASTM D 3273 and G 21)

10 and 0

Moisture Resistance

Less than 5% total water absorption

per ASTM C 473.

Flame Spread / Smoke Developed

ASTM E 84 | CAN/ULC-S102

15/0 5/5

Core

5/8″ (15.9 mm) Type X gypsum core,

UL / cUL Classified, and ULC Listed

for Fire Resistance

Abuse Resistance Classification Levels

ASTM C 1629

Surface

Abrasion

Indentation

Resistance

Soft Body

Impact

Hard Body

Impact

ASTM Test Method D 4977 D 5420 E 695 C 1629, A.1

Classification Level 3 1 3 3

Moisture, Mold and

Abuse Resistant Face

and Back Papers

Tapered Edge

Moisture Resistant,

VOC Absorbing,

Light Blue Gypsum Core

AirRenew Extreme Impact provides:

Also Includes:

Impact Resistant Fiberglass

Reinforcement

CertainTeed’s AirRenew® gypsum

board family of products

The AirRenew gypsum board family of products is

ideal for every area in every building, including

hospitals, schools, offices and residences. Only

AirRenew actively improves air quality, and AirRenew

Extreme Abuse and AirRenew Extreme Impact also

provide enhanced durability and protection.

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