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Plaster of Paris

Plaster of Paris in Tradeasia

IUPAC Name

Calcium Sulfate Hemihydrate

Cas Number

10034-76-1

HS Code

2520.20.90

Formula

CaSO4 

Basic Info

Appearance

White Powder

Common Names

Calcium Sulfate Hemihydrate, Gypsum Plaster

Packaging

1000 @ 25 kg PP/PE bags, 25 MT / 20FCL

Brief Overview
Plaster of Paris, also known as quick-setting gypsum plaster, consists of a fine white powder (calcium sulfate hemihydrate), which hardens when moistened and allowed to dry.

Manufacturing Process
Plaster of Paris is produced by heating the gypsum up to 150 oC to remove 75% of its combined water, to form a dry powder of calcium sulfate.

Ceramic Industry
It is used for model making, making moulds for slip casting ware.

Construction
Plaster of Paris is a building material that is used as a protective coating on walls and ceilings. It is also used to make sculptures, historical monuments and metal castings for decorative purposes in buildings, and create complex detailing in room interiors.

Medical
In medical uses, Plaster of Paris is used in orthopaedics to put casts around fractured bones. This stiff casts will help the bone heal and be restored.

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