Year Of The Drywall: Chinese Wallboard Litigation

Law360, New York (August 14, 2009, 2:52 PM EDT) -- Following its development in the early part of the 20th century, drywall became a staple of residential and commercial construction. The primary component in drywall is a mineral called gypsum.

According to the Gypsum Association, a trade organization established to promote the use of gypsum in the United States and Canada, “Gypsum is a mineral found in sedimentary rock formations in a crystalline form known as calcium sulfate dehydrate.”

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) lists the world’s leading producers of gypsum as the United States, Canada,...
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