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Tainted Drywall Update: 1/16/2009

January 16th, 2009 · No Comments

A media statement released by Knauf on January 9, 2009 concludes The company is conducting a thorough investigation and cooperating with builders that have contacted it. Studies and testing by nationally recognized experts are ongoing.  The testing has confirmed that copper has blackened and may be caused by low levels of naturally occurring sulfur gases. […]

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More on the Florida/Tianjin Suspect Drywall

January 14th, 2009 · No Comments

The drywall problem in southwest Florida that has been traced back to Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co. Ltd. of China continues to grow. A January 14, 2009 story by Mary Wozniak in the Fort Myers, FL News-Press raises the possibility that the suspect wallboard may have been used in the construction of three charter schools in […]

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Another Chinese Product Problem: Drywall

January 11th, 2009 · 7 Comments

The latest Chinese product flap is coming from Florida, and it centers on a plasterboard company in Tianjin, the Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co. LTD., part of Knauf, a Germany-based multinational supplier of building materials. According to a story in the Fort Myers, FL News-Press by Mary Wozniak there have been 50 complaints of drywall from […]

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