Lead-Lined Drywall & Plywood

More X-ray rooms in hospitals, dental offices, and chiropractic offices are laminated with a single, uniform sheet of defect-free lead from NELCO. What does it take to determine appropriate lead-lined drywall or plywood size, lead thickness, and wall layout to meet all site requirements? You’ll want the advice of NELCO experts. For use in either new construction or shielding upgrades, NELCO lead-lined plywood products are designed to fill the gaps between lead-lined gypsum wallboard and interlocking lead brick. Every NELCO panel is first-rate and fire-rated.

Versatility
Can be used in new or remodeled rooms

Flexibility
Dimensions and lead thicknesses to meet any design need up to 1/8″

Delivery
Proven on-time deliveries from one of many facilities across the U.S.

Installation
NELCO installation teams are available upon request

Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Product
Lead-lined drywall

Usage
Medical and industrial shielded X-ray rooms, soundproofing

Construction
1/32″ to 1/8″ lead thickness, 1/2″ or 5/8″ drywall thickness

Dimensions
Common drywall sizes with lead to specified height
48″ x 96″, 48″ x 108″, 48″ x 120″

UL Classification
UL NELCO-R20718 and V439 5/8″ drywall available upon request

Q: Does NELCO lead-lined drywall pass LEED certification requirements?

A: Yes.

LEED™ NC Version 2.2, MR Credits 4.1 and 4.2: Recycled material content

• Indicate recycled content and provide manufacturer’s written certification of recycled steel and lead products

• Indicate percentage both post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled content per unit of drywall, plywood, and lead products.

LEED™ NC Version 2.2, MR Credit 5.1: Local/regional materials

•Indicate location of extraction, harvesting, and recovery; indicate the distance between extraction, harvesting, and recovery and the project site.

•Indicate location of manufacturing facility; indicate distance between manufacturing facility and the project site.

LEED™ NC Version 2.2, EQ Credit 4.1: Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content

• Include certification of data indicating Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content of all field-applied adhesives. Submit MSDS highlighting VOC limits.

Q: Can NELCO help determine appropriate drywall size and lead thickness?

A: Yes. Our physicists and experts will gladly assist in determining the best size, lead thickness, and wall layout to meet site requirements.

Q: How are drywall pieces sealed together?

A: NELCO supplies 2″, 3″ or 4″ lead batten strips to shield the seams between each drywall piece, and typically either lead discs or lead tabs to protect the area where screws are attached. Lead discs cover the drywall screw heads, while lead tabs wrap behind the metal stud to protect the screw penetration.

Q: Does NELCO shield penetrations such as electrical outlets, wall outlets, light switches, etc.?

A: Yes. To ensure an impenetrable shielding system, we also offer lead pieces (of equal thickness to the drywall) to line any penetrations, including electrical boxes, wall outlets, etc.

Q: Can you add more than 1/8″ lead to drywall?

A: If more than 1/8″ lead is required, NELCO recommends you use our lead-lined plywood.

Q: Is the drywall fireproof?

A: No, once lead is adhered to fire-resistant drywall, it loses its UL fire-resistance rating. However, NELCO does offer a full, fire-resistant drywall configuration (UL V439).

To download the quick-fact Sell Sheet, click here.

To download CSI-formatted specifications, click here.

Versatility
Can be used in new or remodeled rooms

Flexibility
Dimensions and thicknesses to meet any design need

Delivery
Proven on-time deliveries from one of many facilities across the U.S.

Installation
NELCO installation teams are available upon request

Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Product
Lead-lined plywood

Usage
Shielding in PET/CT, HDR, diagnostic, therapeutic, and industrial modalities with custom applications

Construction
1/32″ to 5/8″ lead thickness, 1/8″ or 3/4″ plywood thickness

Dimensions
48″ x 96″ standard; custom width, height, and thickness available upon request

Q: Can NELCO help determine appropriate plywood size and lead thickness?

A: Yes. Our physicists and experts will gladly assist in determining the best size, lead thickness, and wall layout to meet site requirements.

Q: How are plywood pieces sealed together?

A: Lead batten strips, ribbons, tabs, dado and butt joints are used to guarantee an impermeable radiation shield.

Q: Does NELCO shield penetrations such as electrical outlets, wall outlets, light switches, etc.?

A: Yes. To ensure an impenetrable shielding system, we also offer lead pieces (of equal thickness to the drywall) to line any penetrations, including electrical boxes, wall outlets, etc.

Q: Does NELCO lead-lined plywood pass LEED certification requirements?

A: Yes.

LEED™ NC Version 2.2, MR Credits 4.1 and 4.2: Recycled material content

• Indicate recycled content and provide manufacturer’s written certification of recycled steel and lead products

• Indicate percentage both post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled content per unit of plywood and lead products.

LEED™ NC Version 2.2, MR Credit 5.1: Local/regional materials

• Indicate location of extraction, harvesting, and recovery; indicate the distance between extraction, harvesting, and recovery and the project site.

• Indicate location of manufacturing facility; indicate distance between manufacturing facility and the project site.

LEED™ NC Version 2.2, EQ Credit 4.1: Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content

• Include certification of data indicating Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content of all field-applied adhesives. Submit MSDS highlighting VOC limits.

To download the quick-fact Sell Sheet, click here.

To download CSI-formatted specifications, click here.

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