Protecta®
HIR 300 Type X
with Mold Defense®
Drywall

Continental Protecta HIR 300 Type X with Mold Defense is a high impact, fire and mold resistant drywall that incorporates the proven formulation of our industry preferred, abuse-resistant board.

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Continental Protecta® HIR 300 Type X with Mold Defense® is a high impact, fire and mold-resistant drywall that incorporates the proven formulation of our industry-preferred, abuse-resistant board.

Protecta HIR 300 uses a fiberglass-enhanced, noncombustible, high-density, synthetic gypsum core with reinforced, strong facers that guard against surface abrasion, indentation, mold and mildew.

Protecta HIR 300 uses an engineered reinforcement technology to provide enhanced resistance to penetration, achieving Level 3 soft- and hard-body impact ratings per ASTM C 1629.

Use recommended installation procedures to ensure optimal Type X fire-resistant performance. When used in a certified sound-rated assembly, Protecta HIR 300 will also contribute to required Sound Transmission Class (STC) values.

Mold Defense

Mold Defense offers enhanced protection against the growth of mold and mildew compared with 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).

Mold Defense offers enhanced protection against the growth of mold and mildew compared with 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).

Note: Protecta HIR 300 Type X with Mold Defense is suitable for interior applications only. It should not be used in areas in which temperatures exceed 125 degrees Fahrenheit for extended periods of time, or in areas of extreme humidity. The board should be protected from exposure to adverse conditions during storage and construction.

Protecta HIR 300 Type X with Mold Defense is not intended to be used as a ceramic tile wall backing in wet areas or as a floor underlayment

Test Results per ASTM C 1629

Soft-Body Impact, 300 foot-pounds, Level 3

Surface Abrasion, <0.010 inch, Level 3

Surface Indentation, 0.133 inch, Level 1

Hard-Body Impact, 150 foot-pounds, Level 3

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 white; back is beige.

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 HIR 300 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:

  • Elevator and stair enclosures in high-rise buildings as required by code
  • Schools and dormitories
  • Hospitals
  • Hotel lobbies
  • Corridors
  • Cafeterias
  • Gymnasiums
  • Mechanical/maintenance areas
  • Other high-traffic and public areas
Advantages

High abuse resistance: Protecta HIR 300 Type X with Mold Defense offers better impact penetration resistance than regular abuse-resistant drywall products, reducing costs associated with maintenance and replacement.

Low installation cost: Compared with block construction, Protecta HIR 300 Type X with Mold Defense installs easily and quickly. It cuts and snaps like standard drywall.

Fire resistance: Protecta HIR 300 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 HIR 300 Type X with Mold Defense provides enhanced protection against the growth of mold and mildew.

Technical Specifications

For technical information, please refer to the link below to access the product submittal sheet.

Safety Precautions

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

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