Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate (gypsum)

Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate, also known as gypsum, is a white or colorless mineral composed of calcium, sulfur, and oxygen, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. It is a naturally occurring substance and is commonly found in sedimentary rocks and soil.

Main Uses / Applications

Gypsum has various applications in different industries. Some of its common uses include:

Construction Industry

Gypsum is used as a construction material, primarily as a plaster component for walls, ceilings, and partitions. It is also used in the production of cement, as a filler in drywall, and as a soil conditioner to improve soil fertility.


Gypsum is used in agriculture to improve soil quality and promote plant growth. It is added to soil to reduce the alkalinity of soil and improve water penetration. Gypsum can also be used as a source of calcium and sulfur for plants.

Industrial Applications

Gypsum is used in various industrial processes, such as in the production of paper as a filler and coating, in the manufacture of ceramic products as a molding agent, and in the production of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and food products as a binding agent and stabilizer.

Art & Sculpture

Gypsum is a popular material used in art and sculpture due to its softness and ease of carving.

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