Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Properties of Typical Gypsum Plasters and Cements

No. 1 pottery plaster
Water to be added as % of dry mix by weight - 70%
Setting time - 27-37 mins
Dry density (kg/cubic metre) - 1106
% expansion on setting - 0.21
Compressive strength (kg/sq cm) - 127.26


No. 1 molding plaster
Water to be added as % of dry mix by weight - 70%
Setting time - 27-37 mins
Dry density (kg/cubic metre) - 1106
% expansion on setting - 0.20
Compressive strength (kg/sq cm) - 141

Plaster of Paris
Water to be added as % of dry mix by weight - 70%
Setting time - 27-37 mins
Dry density (kg/cubic metre) - 1106
% expansion on setting - 0.20
Compressive strength (kg/sq cm) - 141

No. 1 Casting plaster
Water to be added as % of dry mix by weight - 65%
Setting time - 27-37 mins
Dry density (kg/cubic metre) - 1162
% expansion on setting - 0.22
Compressive strength (kg/sq cm) - 170

Pottery plaster
Water to be added as % of dry mix by weight - 74%
Setting time - 27-37 mins
Dry density (kg/cubic metre) - 1057
% expansion on setting - 0.19
Compressive strength (kg/sq cm) - 127

Hydrocal cement
Water to be added as % of dry mix by weight - 45%
Setting time - 25-35 mins
Dry density (kg/cubic metre) - 1442
% expansion on setting - 0.39
Compressive strength (kg/sq cm) - 35

Hydroperm cement
Water to be added as % of dry mix by weight - 10%
Setting time - 12-19 mins
Dry density (kg/cubic metre) - <641
% expansion on setting - 0.14
Compressive strength (kg/sq cm) -


Hydro-Stone cement
Water to be added as % of dry mix by weight - 32%
Setting time - 17-20 mins
Dry density (kg/cubic metre) - 1914
% expansion on setting - 0.24
Compressive strength (kg/sq cm) - 707

Ultracal cement (30)
Water to be added as % of dry mix by weight - 38%
Setting time - 25-35 mins
Dry density (kg/cubic metre) - 1588
% expansion on setting - 0.08
Compressive strength (kg/sq cm) - 424