Historical: Drywall Joint Compound - 2015
Common Product
MasterFormat 09 20 00 Plaster and Gypsum Board; 09 23 00 Gypsum Plastering

This information reflects our best understanding of product composition in 2015.

Drywall joint compound is used, along with drywall joint tape, to fill the seams between drywall panels. It is also used to cover fastener heads and patch damage to drywall panels in order to create a smooth, uniform surface on walls and ceilings...

More about Historical: Drywall Joint Compound - 2015

Drywall joint compound is used, along with drywall joint tape, to fill the seams between drywall panels. It is also used to cover fastener heads and patch damage to drywall panels in order to create a smooth, uniform surface on walls and ceilings. There are two types of joint compound: setting type and drying type. Setting type (hot mud) is supplied as a powder and mixed with water on site. It is a reactive plaster which limits the application time but decreases the time between coats. Drying type is most usually supplied in "Ready-Mix" form, where it is already combined with water and must only be mixed prior to application. This ready-mix, drying type of joint compound appears to be the most commonly used so is presented in this CP. There are also many variations in the ready-mix category: all-purpose standard weight, light-weight, mid-weight, taping compound, topping compound, etc. This CP is primarily focused on the all-purpose standard compound.

A more up to date CP is available here: https://pharosproject.net/common-products/2077827.

Name % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
Limestone
1317-65-3
55.23% filler Subscribe to view
Water
7732-18-5
30.00% solvent Subscribe to view
Mica
12001-26-2
4.53% filler Subscribe to view
Talc
14807-96-6
3.62% filler Subscribe to view
Attapulgite, activated
12174-11-7
2.72% non-leveling agent Subscribe to view
Polyvinyl acetate
9003-20-7
2.63% binder Subscribe to view
Starch
9005-25-8
1.81% rheology modifier Subscribe to view
Ethylene glycol
107-21-1
0.36% humectant/ anti-freeze Subscribe to view
Triazinetriethanol
4719-04-4
0.05% preservative Subscribe to view
Name % Wt Part % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
Limestone
1317-65-3
55.23% 55.23% filler Subscribe to view
Water
7732-18-5
30.00% 30.00% solvent Subscribe to view
Mica
12001-26-2
4.53% 4.53% filler Subscribe to view
Talc
14807-96-6
3.62% 3.62% filler Subscribe to view
Attapulgite, activated
12174-11-7
2.72% 2.72% non-leveling agent Subscribe to view
Polyvinyl acetate
9003-20-7
2.63% 2.63% binder Subscribe to view
Starch
9005-25-8
1.81% 1.81% rheology modifier Subscribe to view
Ethylene glycol
107-21-1
0.36% 0.36% humectant/ anti-freeze Subscribe to view
Triazinetriethanol
4719-04-4
0.05% 0.05% preservative Subscribe to view

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Known or Potential Residuals
Known or Potential Residuals for Chemical
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Other Process Chemicals
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HBN Resources (1)
HBN Resources for Product
TYPE TITLE
Report Healthy Environments: Understanding Antimicrobial Ingredients In Building Materials
Sources
Sources for Common Product Data
Source Uploaded Document Linked Document
Active
ADM
ASTM C473
Certainteed
Certainteed 2
Certainteed LEED
Continental
DAP
DAP
DAP
DAP
DAP 2
EPD gypsum based jointing materials
EPD gypsum based plasters
Finish Line
Fleetwood Enterprise does not seem to manufacture a joint compound for public use
GA-216
GA-Joint and Fastener Treatment
GP
GP
GP 2
Hamilton
Hamilton
Lafarge
Lafarge
Lafarge--Setting type joint compound
Magnum
National Starch
NG 2011
NG patent
Proform
Proform
Proform 2
Rovace 661 MSDS
Rovace 9100AF
Ruco
Ruco
Ruco 2
Ruco LEED
SheetRock
SheetRock
SheetRock 2
TZT
USG 2002
USG 2014
USG patent
Westpac
Westpac
Westpac 2