TUFF (TF – 12.5mm)

 The Gypsemna’s TUFF (TF – 12.5mm) Type X Gypsum Board is an interior gypsum board consisting of a solid set, fire-resistive, Type X gypsum core enclosed in YALLEOW-colored face paper and a strong liner back paper. It also has a specially formulated core to provide high impact, abuse, sound block and fire-resistance ratings board that can protect those high-traffic areas where interior damage is likely to occur. The face paper and the back paper are 100 percent recycled. 

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Basic Uses

Basic Uses

The Gypsemna’s TUFF (TF – 12.5mm) Type X Gypsum Board is used for interior walls and ceilings in all buildings categories applications requiring extended impact, sound block and fire ratings. Is it likely that heavy objects could strike or penetrate the wall, will hard objects potentially drag along the wall surface? This impact and abuse -resistant gypsum board is designed for use in areas prone to cavity penetration and in wall assemblies where surface abrasion is a concern, such as gymnasiums, correctional facilities, schools and hospitals, corridors, entryways, lobby areas and warehouses, and in addition it has fiberglass mesh embedded into the core, providing even more impact/penetration resistance. It can be used for new construction or renovations steel framing. The boards are typically screwed to studs spaced maximum 24″ (610 mm) also can be applied by laminating or with the use of an adhesive. 


 Offers greater protection against impact that can lead to indentation, and helps to prevent damage that adds maintenance costs and reduces safety 

• Fire ratings up to four hours. 

• Provides high-rated Sound Class Transmission (STC) values per an independent third-party acoustical laboratory using ASTM E90 test procedures 

• Features fiberglass mesh embedded into its core, one of the toughest components. 

• Uniform high-strength cores eliminate crumbling, cracking. 

• Edge tapers consistent to form perfect joints. 

• Excellent thermal barrier and sound attenuation qualities. 

• Green certified. 

• Qualifies as a low-VOC 

Additional information
Thickness, Nominal


Width, Nominal


Length, Standard

2400mm, 3000mm

Weight, Nominal




Flexural Strength, Perpendicular

Face UP 779(N)
Face Down 693 (N)

Flexural Strength, Parallel

Face UP 784 (N)
Face Down 779 (N)

Humidified Deflection


Nail Pull Resistance

643 (N)

Hardness Core

310 (N)

Hardness Edges

345 (N)

Hardness Ends

336 (N)

Thermal Resistance

0.10 (m2.K)/W

Water Absorption per Weight (g)

40.74 %

Fire-Resistance CharacteristicsASTM E84

Core Type = Type X
Combustibility = Non-combustible Core
Surface Burning Characteristics = Class A
Flame Spread = 0
Smoke Development = 15

Product Standard Compliance ASTM C 1396

ASTM C473 Standard Test Methods for Physical Testing of Gypsum Panel Products

ASTM C840 Standard Specification for Application and Finishing of Gypsum Board

ASTM E84 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

EN 520 Type A,H1 standard for performance of gypsum plasterboards