April 29, 2016
NAPPANEE, INDIANA: GoBoard® by Johns Manville is the newest composite backer board to receive Certification from NTA, a leader in Product Evaluation and Certification. It has been tested to meet NTA IM035.3 SEP01, which specifies multiple test standards. Johns Manville is participating in an ongoing NTA certification program to show their commitment to quality and safety, both in their products and their facilities.
GoBoard weighs less than 8 pounds per 3-ft x 5-ft panel, and due to a core made of closed cell polyisocyanurate foam, it may be used as a waterproof barrier and does not crumble when cut. GoBoard thicknesses currently certified are in ¼-in. and ½-in. sizes, and may be used as an alternative non-structural substrate for ceramic tile or dimensional stone on interior floors, walls and ceilings in both wet and dry areas. Additionally, tests were performed to allow for its installation without a thermal or waterproof barrier.
“GoBoard is changing the industry because it is lighter and easier to use than other non-structural substrates made for ceramic tile or dimensional stone. We greatly appreciate NTA for its exceptional customer service throughout the GoBoard certification process. We look forward to finding new markets for GoBoard and to partnering more with NTA for third-party testing services and certifications,” said Duane Paradis, Product Engineer at Johns Manville.
About NTA, Inc.:NTA, Inc., located in Nappanee, Indiana, provides building product certification, building code compliance review, engineering design services, inspection and product testing. The company has over 60 trained professional engineers, plan reviewers, technicians, consultants and design draftsman with professional registrations in all 50 states, Guam, the District of Columbia and Canada.
About Johns Manville: Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately $2.6 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 44 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.
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