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Press Release: UL-Rated Sheetrock

Radiation Protection Products' Lead Backed Gypsum Panels Now UL Fire Rated

Radiation Protection Products' RPP-LBG lead lined sheetrock has been tested, approved, and fire rated by Underwriters Laboratories for wall partition construction.

9 May 2012-In response to increasing demand by architects for fire-rated, lead lined drywall products for wall partition applications, Radiation Protection Products, Inc. (RPP) partnered with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for complete testing of their RPP-LBG lead backed gypsum panels. RPP-LBG has now been approved and fire rated by UL.

RPP's most basic lead lined sheetrock product, RPP-LBG consists of 5/8" thick panels that utilize 99.9% pure lead that meets Federal Specification QQ-L-201f, Grade "C" requirements. In addition to its proprietary wall partition design RPP-LBG lead backed gypsum panels, RPP's system is also approved for use in the following UL Design Numbers: U301, U305, U404, U411,U415, U419, U423, U424, U435, U438, U445, U465, U469, U493, V438, V439, V477, V479, V490, V498, W403, and W410.


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Radiation Protection Products is a leading manufacturer of radiation shielding materials, nuclear shielding, and industrial lead products. For over 60 years, RPP has been providing lead lined doors, x-ray safety glass, and an array of other products for medical, scientific, research, and other applications. The Wayzata, Midwest-based Company prides itself on the quality of its products and its exceptional customer service.

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. is an independent, worldwide product safety certification organization. The company develops standards and testing procedures for a variety of considerations, chiefly dealing with product safety. Founded in 1894, UL has long been setting global standards for safety and conformity.

Radiation Protection Products supplies RPP-LBG lead lined drywall in standard and custom sizes, per customer requirements. For more information on RPP and any of their radiation shielding products, visit them online at http://www.rppinc.com.

To learn more about Underwriters Laboratories, visit www.ul.com.