Protecta®
AR 100 Type X
with Mold Defense®
Drywall

Continental Protecta AR 100 Type X with Mold Defense® is an abuse-resistant drywall consisting of a fiberglass-enhanced, noncombustible, high-density gypsum core with a reinforced, heavy-facing paper that guards against surface abrasion, indentation, mold and mildew.

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Continental Protecta AR® 100 Type X with Mold Defense® is an abuse-resistant drywall consisting of a fiberglass-enhanced, noncombustible, high-density gypsum core with a reinforced, heavy-facing paper that guards against surface abrasion, indentation, mold and mildew.

Protecta AR 100 is designed for use in applications that require direct mechanical attachment to wood or metal framing, or as a component of fire-rated assemblies.

To ensure optimal Type X fire-resistant performance, follow recommended installation procedures. When used in a certified sound-rated assembly, Protecta AR 100 will also contribute to required Sound Transmission Class (STC) values.

The ivory facing paper will accommodate a wide variety of decorative treatments after proper surface preparation.

Mold Defense

Mold Defense offers enhanced protection against mold and mildew growth compared to ordinary drywall products. Under controlled testing conditions, Mold Defense achieved an average panel score of 10 out of a possible 10 using ASTM D 3273.

Continental Mold Defense products comply with the treated-article exemption of FIFRA (the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act) as determined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA

Physical Characteristics

Core: Noncombustible, dimensionally stable, inert gypsum enhanced with glass fibers for strength and fire resistance.

Paper: 100 percent recycled. Abuse, mold and mildew resistant. Front and edges are ivory; back is gray.

Edge type: Tapered.

Emissions: Asbestos free; GREENGUARD certified; listed as a low-emitting material with the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS); MAS certified green.

Applications

Protecta AR 100 Type X with Mold Defense is designed for use in interior areas where a higher resistance to abrasion, indentation and impact penetration is required. Applicable areas include:

  • Schools and dormitories
  • Hospitals
  • Hotel lobbies
  • Corridors
  • Cafeterias
  • Gymnasiums
  • Mechanical/maintenance areas
  • Other high-traffic and public areas
Advantages

High abuse resistance: Protecta AR 100 Type X with Mold Defense offers greater indentation and abrasion resistance than regular drywall products, which reduces costs associated with maintenance and replacement.

Low installation cost: Compared with block construction, Protecta AR 100 Type X with Mold Defense installs easily and quickly. It cuts and snaps like standard drywall.

Fire resistance: Protecta AR 100 Type X with Mold Defense is formulated to perform in accordance with ASTM C 1396, Section 5, and C 36, Type X, and is UL labeled (Type LGFC6A).

Mold resistance: Protecta AR 100 Type X with Mold Defense provides enhanced protection against the growth of mold and mildew.

Safety Precautions

Wear safety glasses and NIOSH-approved respirators when cutting, breaking, rasping, or conducting other dust-producing activities.

ASTM Test Results

Soft-Body Impact, ASTM E 695, 210 foot-pounds

Level 2, Surface Abrasion, ASTM D 4977 (modified) <0.010 inch

Level3, Surface Indentation, ASTM D 5420, 0.133 inch

Level 1, Hard-Body Impact, ASTM C 1629, 70 foot-pounds

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