Crude gypsum for use in a fluxing agent, fertilizer, filler in paper and textiles, and retarder in portland cement.
Gypsum is most commonly used for:
- Construction for building and erecting lightweight, fire-resistant, non-load bearing interior walls, partition walls, cavity walls, skin walls, and pillar casing indoors.
- Agricultural Products Gypsum helps soil better absorb water and reduces erosion. It also cuts down on phosphorus movement from soils to lakes and streams and improves the quality of various fruits and vegetables, among other benefits.
- Food Additive Gypsum is commonly used as an FDA-approved food additive that is commonly referred to as “calcium sulfate”.
- Drug/Medical Typical gypsum is used as a color additive for drugs and cosmetics. Dentists use plaster to make models of gums, and surgeons also use plaster to repair the fractures.