- It is also known as “Plaster of Paris”.
- (Pure anhydrous) odorless and white colored powder or crystals
- Less soluble in water
- It releases oxygen at 128 degree Celsius and changes to its anhydrous form at 163 degree Celsius.
- It is non flammable and harmless (non poisonous)
- It is a natural mineral but can also be obtained chemically as a by- product of many chemical reactions.
- Technical, pure and F -C –C grades are available in the market.
- It is used in Portland cement retarders, tile and plasters, polishing powder, paper making, textile industry, paint making , white pigment, and filling agent.