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National Gypsum Product Demo: SoundBreak XP of PURPLE Family


The PURPLE® family of products has properties designed to protect your walls and ceilings and maintain the beauty and functionality of your project.

SoundBreak® XP® Demo

Try our demo and hear the difference with SoundBreak XP.

SoundBreak XP reduces the noise you hear between rooms, whether it’s music, TV, conversation, a baby crying or dogs barking. Part of the PURPLE® family of products, SoundBreak XP is an acoustically enhanced ½” drywall used in the construction of high STC (sound transmission class) wall partitions, which are designed to reduce the transmission of sound between living spaces. This demonstration will allow you to compare the superior sound-dampening effectiveness of SoundBreak XP acoustically enhanced drywall to standard gypsum board construction, using a variety of audio samples.

For this demo, the standard room walls are constructed with two ½” gypsum board panels separated by two-by-four wood studs. The SoundBreak XP walls are constructed with two ½” panels of SoundBreak XP drywall, separated by two-by-four wood studs and 3 ½” fiberglass insulation. You can choose four different audio samples to compare the sound in three different rooms. Voice and music penetrate walls with different efficiencies, so it’s a good idea to listen to more than one sample.

Watch the PURPLE® Revelation TV Commercial

Benefits of PURPLE®

  • PURPLE® has achieved GREENGUARD Certification
  • Mold & Mildew Resistance
  • Moisture Resistance
  • Abuse Resistance
  • Impact Resistance
  • Sound Resistance
  • Fire Resistance
View the PURPLE® Residential Brochure

About National Gypsum

National Gypsum is one of the largest gypsum board producers in the world. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, the company is a full-line supplier, recognized in the industry for customer service and product quality.

Gypsum board is the company's primary product, and National Gypsum is the second largest producer in the United States. The company has 17 operating gypsum board plant locations strategically located near metropolitan areas. National Gypsum's gypsum board is marketed under the Gold Bond® BRAND.

National Gypsum has six plants producing interior finishing products under the ProForm® BRAND. The primary product is joint compound which you may hear called "ready mix" or "drywall mud".

Cement board, marketed under the PermaBase® BRAND, is the company's third business line. Cement board is produced in four plants, and is used primarily as an underlayment for tile walls, floors and countertops.

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