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ASTM C59/C59M — Standard Specification for Gypsum Casting Plaster and Gypsum Molding Plaster
Description of Standard
This specification covers casting and molding plaster materials consisting essentially of calcined gypsum. The chemical composition of each plaster material should meet the required purity value. For samples, equal amounts of material should be taken from the outer and center of each package. Specimens shall also be tested for setting time, compressive strength and fineness.
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1.1 This specification covers gypsum casting plaster and gypsum molding plaster materials consisting essentially of calcined gypsum.
1.2 The values stated in either inch-pound or SI (metric) units are to be regarded as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system shall be used independently of the other. Values from the two systems shall not be combined.
1.3 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.
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