Cellulose Nanomaterial Additives for Gypsum Hemi-hydrate (Plaster of Paris)

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Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new approach to strengthening gypsum hemi-hydrate, also known as Plaster of Paris (PoP) by introducing a natural, sustainable additive that increases material density. The technique allows for faster curing time in PoP as well, which can be useful for dry wall, mold making, and artisan crafting. Further testing on hydration and rheology on PoP is being conducted by Purdue researchers.

-Material strength
-Fast curing

Potential Applications:
-Mold making
-Artisan crafting
Jan 13, 2020
United States
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