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2012-10-01 23:03:27

The United States is a world leader in gypsum production, second only behind China. Gypsum is one of the most widely used minerals and the basis for building products such as wallboard, plaster, ceiling tiles and plaster accessories. Gypsum is also used in the manufacture of concrete and as a soil conditioner, but its principal use is for the manufacture of wallboard used as internal cladding for residential, commercial and institutional buildings. Demand therefore heavily depends on...

2012-09-24 23:01:07

Though the housing construction market's struggles caused demand for drywall contractors to plummet, a recovery is on the way. Housing starts are anticipated to rise in the coming years, stimulating demand for industry services. Continuing government subsidies for energy-efficient home insulation projects will also keep operators busy. Demand from the commercial building market will accelerate as well. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Drywall...

2012-09-22 23:00:20

Plexxis WinBID, a ℠database ready´ drywall construction estimation software, is scheduled for an additional free release this November. Vaughan, Ontario (PRWEB) September 22, 2012 Plexxis Software announces that the next free release of WinBID, the most superior drywall estimation software, is scheduled for November, 2012. For over 2 years now, Plexxis has been providing interior systems contractors with free construction estimating software that comes with a complete materials...

2012-09-07 23:02:01

Plexxis Software enhances drywall construction estimating software, digital take off and Drywall ERP through continuous input from expert panel of 57 highly experienced interior systems estimators. Vaughan, Ontario, (PRWEB) September 06, 2012 Plexxis Software is excited to announce its latest strategy to enhance WinBID drywall construction estimating software, Digital Take Off, and its Drywall ERP. In addition to receiving feedback from 100´s estimators already using WinBID, Plexxis...

2012-09-02 23:03:13

Woodard Cleaning and Restoration is prepared for a surge is customer demand due to water damage and flooding in the St. Louis area due to Hurricane Isaac. Fast water removal is crucial to prevent further damage, mold and health concerns when a home has water problems. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 02, 2012 As Hurricane Isaac moves into the Midwest, it appears to set its sights on St. Louis. This creates a strong potential for heavy rain — together with flooded basements and leaky...

2012-08-14 23:01:59

The Homeowners Consumer Center is calling the imported toxic Chinese drywall disaster the worst environmental disaster for US homeowners ever, with at least 200,000 US homes involved from Florida to Virginia. The Homeowners Consumer Center has been calling for a robust federal response from the Obama Administration since March of 2009-shortly after the scope of the disaster became apparent. The Homeowners Consumer Center says, "Our number one concern about toxic Chinese drywall has always...


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2005-05-26 10:48:13

Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. Chemical structure Heating gypsum above approximately 150°C (302°F) partially dehydrates the mineral by driving off exactly 75% of the water contained in its chemical structure. CaSO4·2H2O + heat → CaSO4·½H2O + 1½H2O (steam) The partially dehydrated mineral is called calcium sulfate hemihydrate or calcined gypsum (commonly known as plaster of...

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