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Last Modified: 2017-12-06

Continental Firecheck Type X


Continental Firecheck X Drywall

Firecheck Type X is gypsum board enhanced with glass fibers to offer greater strength and fire protection for use in interior walls and ceilings.

The board has a noncombustible gypsum core and paper facings on the front (ivory), back, and long edges. It is available in several edge treatments, and its ivory facing paper will accommodate a variety of decorative elements after proper surface preparation.

Firecheck Type X can be used in applications that require direct mechanical attachment to wood or metal framing, or as a component of fire-rated assemblies. It may also be used as a thermal barrier in roof assemblies when specified by the roofing manufacturer.

Note: Firecheck Type X is suitable for interior applications only and should not be used in environments where temperatures exceed 125 degrees Fahrenheit (52 degrees Celsius) for extended periods of time, or in areas of extreme humidity. To maintain performance integrity the board should be protected from exposure to adverse conditions during storage and construction. To ensure optimal Type X fire-resistance performance, users should follow the recommended installation procedures.

Firecheck Type X offers several advantages over regular drywall:

Fire resistance: An enhanced level of fire resistance compared with regular drywall for both residential and commercial construction applications. Firecheck Type X is formulated to perform in accordance with ASTM C 1396, Sections 5 and C 36, Type X; and is UL labeled (Type LGFC6A).


Ease of installation: Fast installation, similar to that of regular drywall.

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

Paper: 100 percent recycled; front and edges are ivory; back is gray.

Long edges: Square, tapered, rounded, or beveled.

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

Continental Firecheck Type X

When used in a certified sound-rated assembly, Firecheck Type X will also contribute to required Sound Transmission Class (STC) values. Firecheck Type X is suitable for various indoor uses, including: Interior walls and ceilings Elevator enclosures Stairwell enclosures Area separation fire walls Roofing substrates