History of Beta Gypsum Plaster
The History of Beta Gypsum Plaster got enriched decade by decade with every new decade bringing forth new uses of this material.
The discovery of plaster is estimated to date back to 9,000 years ago in the region of Anatolia and Syria. Records reveals that around 5,000 years ago, the Egyptians burnt the gypsum in open-air fires to crush it into powder. The powder obtained as outcome is finally mixed with water to make a jointing material, which is used to bind the blocks of their monuments, such as the magnificent Cheops Pyramid, etc.
Greeks also holds a presence in the history of Beta Gypsum Plaster. They use gypsum in its transparent form (selenite gypsum) to build windows for their temples.
Down the line in history, more salient features of Beta Gypsum Plaster kept on getting unfolded resulting the increased usage of the product in various ways. In the 1700's, Paris drag the title of being "capital of plaster" since there all the walls of wooden houses were covered with plaster. This is used as a protection against fire. The need arose after Londons attack on France in 1666, when the entire city was set on fire. Afterward, The King of France enforced the rule covering the walls of houses with plaster. The massive use of plaster in the construction industry incepted by the end of 19th century at Paris and many other cities around Europe. By 20th century, plaster became integral to the construction industries for developing ceramic products, sanitary ware, tableware, giftware, etc. Some other domains, plaster found application are dentistry, metal casting, jewelry, medical applications, cosmetics, animal food, and many more applications.