PABCO Gypsum  

North Las Vegas,  NV 
United States
  • Booth: 319

No Matter What the Job Demands—PABCO® makes it easy!

Whether you’re building a hospital, hotel, high-rise or residential facility, trusted products and processes are critical to your success. PABCO® Gypsum makes one part of the construction process easier. Rely on our family of drywall products when you need:

• Unmatched performance

• Easy installation

• Helpful technical support

• Industry leading service

• Useful tools and resources

For more than 45 years, PABCO® Gypsum has been providing top performing gypsum wallboard products and excellent service throughout North America. We produce a broad range of gypsum panels for residential and commercial applications including mold, fire, glass mat, sound, and impact-resistant boards. This includes QuietRock®, the first and most technically advanced sound reducing gypsum panel in the industry. 

Brands: FLAME CURB®, LITECORE®, SOUND CURB®, MOLD CURB® Plus, ABUSE CURB®, PABCO GLASS® Shaftliner, Sheathing and Interior, QuietRock®, QuietRock EZ SNAP®, QuietCoat®, QuietSeal® Pro, QuietPutty®

 Press Releases

  • PABCO Gypsum announces the latest edition of The Sound Design Guide, which will be introduced at INTEX EXPO 22, being held in Grapevine, Texas, April 6-7, 2022. The most comprehensive, transparent resource for sound and fire information in the industry has been enhanced with new designs, a new section on 2x6 wood stud framing, updated tests and much more. 

         New wall designs have been added throughout the 2022 edition to provide more assembly options for construction professionals. The 74 new designs bring the book’s total to 177 sound and fire tested assemblies on different steel and wood-framed partitions, using various stud thicknesses, configurations and materials. “You will find assemblies in our guide that use combinations of traditional gypsum wallboard and our QuietRock® sound reducing drywall.  We test both fire and sound on the same design, so you don’t have to guess the STC (Sound Transmission Class) performance when you build to the fire-rated designs,” says Mike Amaral, Manager Architectural Sales, PABCO Gypsum.

         The new designs include an additional section on 2x6 wood stud framing assemblies, useful for residential construction. Low frequency STL (Sound Transmission Loss) data tables have also been added to assemblies that feature QuietRock® 545.  “When designing walls for low frequency transmission loss, STC results do not provide enough data,” says Ben Shafer, Technical Services Manager, Acoustic Systems for PABCO Gypsum.

         The new edition also features an enhanced layout of the assemblies which now includes a side-by-side comparison of results for studs spaced 16” o.c. vs. 24” o.c. This allows the reader to easily see the effect that stud spacing alone can have on the STC performance of a wall.

         STC results can further be affected by mil thickness of the steel frame design. This led to the guide’s further emphasis on mil thickness rather than gauge. “We found that the specification of steel gauge can be problematic for accurate sound isolation design in buildings,” says Shafer. “Steel framing may be listed as 20 gauge; however, 20-ga steel can range from 19-mil thick up to 33-mil thick. Our testing has indicated that there is a very large difference in STC rating and STL performance for this large range of steel thickness. Steel gauge is, therefore, not an accurate, nor useful specification when it comes to sound isolation design.”                                                                                                                  
         As the number of designs continue to increase in The Sound Design Guide, it is important that the numbering system be easy to follow. That led to the development of a new set of numbers for the designs which make it easier for construction professionals to find the design they need. “We’ve developed a numbering system that provides more 

    insight into the design.  You will be able to identify the stud type, configuration and spacing, just from the number,” says Amaral.

         Other enhancements include updated tests on current assemblies and an enhanced educational section with additional sound and fire information.

         The 2022 Edition of The Sound Design Guide is being launched at INTEX. You can pick up a copy at the PABCO Gypsum Booth #319 or download it online during the convention.  

    About PABCO® Gypsum
    Family owned and operated, PABCO® Gypsum has been providing high performing gypsum panel products and superior customer service throughout North America for nearly 50 years. The company produces a broad range of gypsum panels for residential and commercial applications including mold, fire, glass mat, sound and impact-resistant boards. This includes QuietRock®, the first and most technically advanced sound reducing gypsum panel in the industry. PABCO® Gypsum, along with PABCO® Paper and PABCO® Roofing Products are divisions of PABCO® Building Products LLC that services the building industry in the United States and Canada.


  • PABCO GLASS® Interior
    PABCO GLASS® Interior, with its mold and water-resistant gypsum core encased in a glass fiber mat, offers greater moisture resistance and improved dimensional stability compared to standard gypsum board....

  • The product scores 10 for mold resistance,the highest rating when tested in accordance to ASTM D3273 Standard Test Method for Resistance to Growth of Mold on the Surface of Interior Coatings in an Environmental Chamber. The product is specially formulated to withstand extended exposure under normal weather conditions up to one year, making it ideal for pre-rock construction. The interior glass-faced panel is noncombustible, dimensionally stable and resists warping, sagging and buckling. It is ideal for interior commercial and residential applications where mold and moisture are a concern.

    Available in 5/8" Type X and 1/2” Regular

    Other PABCO GLASS products include:

    • PABCO GLASS Sheathing
    • PABCO GLASS Shaftliner
  • QuietRock® ES
    QuietRock® by PABCO® Gypsum is the first and most technically advanced sound reducing drywall in the industry. QuietRock ES achieves high sound attenuation and fire resistance in one panel using less space, material and labor than other alternatives....

  • With its patented EZ SNAP® technology, QuietRock ES easily scores and snaps just like standard gypsum panels. There is no paper or metal in the center of the panel making it easier to score, cut and install resulting in less time and labor costs than other acoustical treatments.

    Other QuietRock products include:

    • QuietRock ES Mold Resistant
    • 1/2' QuietRock 510
    • QuietRock 530 for impact resistance
    • QuietRock 530RF for radio frequency and noise shielding
    • QuietRock 545 1-3/8" ideal for home and commercial theaters


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