Innovation

Cutting-edge Research and Development and applied science.

We are an industry leader in applied innovation. We firmly believe that a comprehensive product portfolio should deliver outstanding value and exceptional product performance with industry-leading environmental health and safety protection.

Our research and development investments focus on continually breaking new ground across a range of product performance categories while consistently exceeding standards for health and environmental criteria.

Your Partner in sustainable product performance

In-house research, development and testing take performance, accountability and environmental credentials to the next level. Our Technology Innovation Center (TIC) in Charlotte, North Carolina and our NGC Testing Services labs in Buffalo, New York are raising the bar on performance and reliability in the industry.

We offer a service-oriented approach to meeting the ever-changing requirements of green building projects under the LEED® v4 and WELL building standards. Our experts partner with design professionals nationwide to navigate certification requirements and specify the highest performing products for the job.

With a comprehensive portfolio of products that achieve GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold Certification, an optimized national distribution network and value-added expertise in efficient and high-performance assemblies, we are the premier choice for green building projects. Whether you are going for platinum certification or are following your own cost-efficient design playbook, we have you covered.

Delivering industry-leading environmental performance

When it comes to environmental performance, we are leading the way and are getting better every day. We offer a complete lineup of products that achieve GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold Certification, utilize recycled and by-product materials and are committed to helping our customers stay on the cutting edge of green building requirements.

Our products contribute to sustainable design by providing healthy indoor air quality; moisture, mold and mildew management; durability; optimal acoustics; life safety and increased space functionality. In addition, lowering the weight of select gypsum board products reduces raw material and environmental impacts. No matter how you define sustainability, our goal is to offer the most comprehensive set of value-add solutions in the industry.



R.W. Kern Center achieves most advanced green building standard

National Gypsum products helped the R.W. Kern Center on the Hampshire College campus earn a Living Building Certification. The designation is the most advanced green building standard in the world. It is awarded by the International Living Future Institute.

The certification has gone to only 17 buildings. Earning the certification requires the building owners to document at least one-year of performance on 20 imperatives including net zero energy use. That means the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site. The building also attained net zero water through the project’s rainwater collection and treatment systems.

National Gypsum products were selected because they contain no toxic chemicals which are outlined on what is called the “Red List” of compliant building materials.

Highlights

In 2017, the Global Gypsum Award named two of our plants “Plant of the Year” and honored them , at a ceremony in Poland. The year prior, National’s Director of Technology Development, Eli Stav, received a Global Gypsum Award honoring his scientific contributions to the industry.

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Product Development Philosophy

Durable and responsibly made products form the foundation of our product development process. We operate on the principle of open innovation. By partnering with world leaders in sustainable chemistry we are pushing our product performance and efficiency to the next level.

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