Feature Article /
Nov 2, 2022

Products from CertainTeed NO-COAT Line Earn UL Fire Resistance Rating for Column Assemblies

Technology to Earn UL Fire Resistance Rating for Column Assemblies

MALVERN, Pa — CertainTeed, a leading North American manufacturer of sustainable building materials, is proud to announce that UL Solutions, the global leader in safety science, has awarded its highly acclaimed fire resistance certification for column assembly application to three NO-COAT drywall corner products: NO-COAT PRO Corner, NO-COAT Outside 90 and NO-COAT Flexible Corner 450—marking the first-ever non-metal corner technology in the industry to earn the trusted rating.

“We’ve always taken tremendous pride in the strength, durability, and ease of installation for our NO-COAT offering,” says Dean Updegrove, VP of Product Management and Marketing, CertainTeed Interiors Product Group. “With these newly-certified products meeting the most demanding fire-resistant criteria, our solutions now offer the very best in performance and safety—making them a top choice in the market for commercial construction.”

In addition, CertainTeed’s full drywall corner portfolio is GREENGUARD GOLD certified, meeting the world’s most rigorous third-party chemical emissions standards to reduce indoor air pollution and risk of chemical exposure, and includes a respective Health Product Declaration (HPD), validating their material health. An Industry First:Products from CertainTeed NO-COAT Line Become First Non-Metal Corner Technology to Earn UL Fire Resistance Rating

“As a leading building products manufacturer, it’s our obligation to empower industry professionals with materials that are at the forefront of innovation and sustainability,” Updegrove says. “We know building codes and specifications will only continue to become more stringent when it comes to fire and safety—especially in the multifamily, healthcare, education and institutional settings. We believe in supporting the professional contractor as a leader in light and sustainable construction.”