Saturday, 27 February 2010

Properties of typical gypsum plasters and cements

Number 1 Pottery Plaster
% of water to dry mix by weight - 70%
Set Time – 27 – 37 mins
Dry density – 1105 kg/cubic metre
Expansion on setting – 0.21%
Compressive strength - 126 kg./square centimeter

No. 1 Casting plaster
% of water to dry mix by weight - 70%
Set Time – 27 – 37 mins
Dry density – 1058 kg/cubic metre
Expansion on setting – 0.2%
Compressive strength - 140 kg./square centimeter

Plaster of Paris
% of water to dry mix by weight - 70%
Set Time – 27 – 37 mins
Dry density – 1105 kg/cubic metre
Expansion on setting – 0.2%
Compressive strength - 140 kg./square centimeter

Number 1 Casting Plaster
% of water to dry mix by weight - 65%
Set Time – 27 – 37 mins
Dry density – 1162 kg/cubic metre
Expansion on setting – 0.22%
Compressive strength - 168 kg./square centimeter

Pottery Plaster
% of water to dry mix by weight - 74%
Set Time – 27 – 37 mins
Dry density – 1162 kg/cubic metre
Expansion on setting – 0.19%
Compressive strength - 126 kg./square centimeter

Hydrocal Cement
% of water to dry mix by weight - 45%
Set Time – 25 – 35 mins
Dry density – 1442 kg/cubic metre
Expansion on setting – 0.39%
Compressive strength – 35 kg./square centimeter

Hydroperm Cement
% of water to dry mix by weight - 10%
Set Time – 12 -19 mins
Dry density – <641 kg/cubic metre
Expansion on setting – 0.14%
Compressive strength – 35 kg./square centimeter

Hydro-Stone cement
% of water to dry mix by weight - 32%
Set Time – 17 -20 mins
Dry density – 1913 kg/cubic metre
Expansion on setting – 0.24%
Compressive strength – 703 kg./square centimeter

Ultracal cement
% of water to dry mix by weight - 38%
Set Time – 25 - 35 mins
Dry density – 1568 kg/cubic metre
Expansion on setting – 0.08%
Compressive strength – 421 kg./square centimeter