Testing for, and reporting of, Density for these products is no longer relevant because manufacturers do not report the density of their products, only weight/sq. ft. Recent introduction of lightweight versions of CBUs by three of the CBU manufacturers demonstrates this is no longer a relevant attribute and should be removed. This is a needless requirement in this standard that creates extra work and expense in compliance for manufacturers without providing identifiable benefits.
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