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2014-08-07 23:09:28

Early results just released from new research by Ohio State University is showing significant reductions in phosphorous runoff from farm fields, bringing new life to an ancient farming technique. Greenleaf Advisors is partnering with OSU to educate stakeholders and communicate these results at a time when phosphorus loads into the Great Lakes is a top priority in Ohio and beyond. Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Although the phosphorus that contributed to the ban on drinking tap...

2014-06-26 08:30:20

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For do-it-yourself homeowners who have wanted to install and finish drywall for their home improvement projects but weren't sure how, National Gypsum, the maker of PURPLE(®) high-performance drywall products, has produced a simple step-by-step video to make it easier than ever to install and finish drywall. Featuring Anitra Mecadon, design expert and host of DIY Network's Mega Dens, the video is available at youtube.com/AskForPurple and...

2014-06-05 23:06:33

The fourth annual Midwest Soil Improvement Symposium is scheduled for August 13, 2014 in Manhattan, KS. The one-day event features research and practical information about using gypsum for agriculture. It is sponsored by GYPSOIL/BRM and the Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Key industry experts will discuss the benefits of agricultural gypsum at the fourth annual Midwest Soil Improvement Symposium: Research and Practical Insights into Using...

2014-05-28 23:05:33

DTE Energy has entered into an agreement with the GYPSOIL division of Beneficial Reuse Management to market GYPSOIL brand gypsum from the Monroe Power Plant in Monroe, Mich. GYPSOIL is an important soil amendment to help farmers increase soil productivity and protect water quality. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Soil productivity improvement is increasingly emphasized in managing crops and it is a chief reason farmers apply agricultural gypsum. A new agreement between the GYPSOIL...

2014-05-05 16:27:50

Becomes first certified calcium sulfate supplier NORMAN, Okla., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACG announces certification by BRC (British Retail Consortium), a leading global safety and quality certification program, as compliant to GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative). Used by more than 20,000 certified suppliers in 90 countries, BRC is the world's largest provider of safety and quality standards programs for food manufacturing, packaging, storage, distribution, and consumer...

2014-04-01 23:00:39

Cory Schurman joins GYPSOIL Division of Beneficial Reuse Management as national sales manager to coordinate marketing programs, and work with customers, sales representatives and agricultural consultants. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Cory Schurman has accepted the role of national sales manager with GYPSOIL a division of Beneficial Reuse Management. He will oversee the GYPSOIL sales team, coordinate marketing programs, and work with customers, sales representatives and agricultural...

2014-03-13 23:01:55

Long-term gypsum users report more than 5:1 or higher returns for every dollar worth of gypsum applied to alfalfa and 2:1 or higher for corn. Yield, sulfur availability and soil quality improvements were top three reasons cited for gypsum use in study findings. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 A rigorous new study conducted by two highly respected agricultural economists brings to light the top reasons that crop growers apply gypsum to cropland. The study cites increased yields,...

2014-03-05 08:32:33

Customers benefit from broader range of products, convenient distribution, more service ATLANTA, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to Georgia-Pacific LLC's acquisition of Temple-Inland Building Products, its Georgia-Pacific Gypsum division is bigger - but more importantly, better. With integration of two of the industry's most experienced building materials manufacturers now complete, a larger and even more experienced team of employees is offering customers a broader range of products,...

2014-02-06 12:23:16

LONDON, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Warren Buffett is considered to be one of the world's most successful long-term investors. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, maintains large positions in several well-known North American companies, such as Heinz and Coca-Cola, and wholly owns several large businesses, such as Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. In January 2014, regulatory filings revealed that Berkshire Hathaway had acquired more shares in USG Corporation by...

2013-12-27 16:20:45

DALLAS, Dec. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds Research Report on Global and China Gypsum Board Industry Report, 2012-2013 to its store that says the floor space of buildings completed determines the demand for gypsum boards in a direct way. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131227/MN38569) Since 2006, China has issued a dozen of laws & regulations and policies on promoting new building materials. As a kind of ideal material to...


Latest Gypsum Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 11:56:59

Celestite (SrSO4) is a mineral consisting of strontium sulfate. The mineral is also known as celestine and is named for its occasional delicate blue color. Celestite occurs as crystals, and also in compact massive and fibrous forms. It is mostly found in sedimentary rocks, often associated with the minerals gypsum, anhydrite, and halite. The mineral is found worldwide, usually in small quantities. Pale blue crystal specimens are found in Madagascar.

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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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2005-05-26 10:40:24

Halite is the mineral of sodium chloride, NaCl, commonly known as rock salt. Halite forms isometric crystals. The mineral is colorless to white, light blue, dark blue, and pink. It commonly occurs with other evaporite deposit minerals such as several of the sulfates, halides and borates. Halite occurs in vast beds of sedimentary evaporite minerals that result from the drying up of enclosed lakes, playas, and seas. Salt beds may be up to 350 m thick and underlie broad areas. In the United...

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2005-05-25 18:13:45

Selenite (chemical formula: CaSO4·2H2O) is a hydrous calcium sulfate, meaning it is composed of oxygen, sulfur, hydrogen, calcium and water. It is basically a glassy, well-crystallized form of gypsum and is often referred to as satin spar. Selenite is soft, and can easily be scratched with a fingernail. The thin crystals can be slightly flexible, but will snap if bent too far. Some crystals found in Kentucky have grown in severely curved patterns and flower-like petals. In some very...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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