All Blog Posts about ‘Gypsum’

Photo of the Week: Raw and Pelletized Gypsum

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Raw and Pelletized (Pelletised) Gypsum

This week’s photo shows a raw and pelletized gypsum sample from the FEECO Innovation Center. Gypsum can present unique challenges, and for this reason, testing is often necessary to achieve successful gypsum processing. Customers come to the FEECO Innovation Center to test the feasibility of a Continue reading →

 

Using Limestone and Gypsum to Pelletize Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Limestone and Gypsum are used to Pelletize Challenging Materials

Limestone and gypsum are regularly pelletized for use as soil amendments and other products. Unbeknownst to many, however, these two materials respond so readily to agglomeration, that they are often tested as an additive in the pelletizing (agitation agglomeration) process when working with hard-to-agglomerate materials.  Continue reading →

 

Gypsum Pellets Provide Source of Sulfur to Crops

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Gypsum Pellets Provide Source of Sulfur

Gypsum, chemically known as calcium sulfate (CaSO4), is well established as an effective soil amendment for treating clay soils, improving water filtration, providing a source of calcium, and more. More recently, however, gypsum is being recognized for its ability to also provide crops with a Continue reading →

 

Material Characteristics to Consider when Processing Gypsum

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pelletized (Pelletised) Gypsum

When processing any material, it is important to recognize key characteristics that will affect manufacturing operations and the product generated. Even well-known minerals such as gypsum require testing on a case by case basis to ensure quality results. The following list outlines key material characteristics Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: The Gypsum Wallboard Market, Processing & Uses of Alumina, and the Benefits of Pin Mixers in Pelletizing Limestone

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Gypsum Wallboard Market Seeing Significant Growth Gypsum Wallboard Market Seeing Significant Growth looks at the factors behind the growing demand for gypsum Continue reading →

 

The Basics of Drying Gypsum

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Drying Gypsum

As the gypsum industry knows, changes in a material’s moisture content will influence manufacturing in many different ways. For example, a reduction in moisture can greatly impact material handling or prepare gypsum for subsequent steps in the manufacturing process. Gypsum dryers, also known as rotary Continue reading →

 

Challenges in Gypsum Processing

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Challenges in Gypsum Processing

From drywall to soil amendments, and even tofu, gypsum products surround the average person every day. In fact, the United States alone consumes more than 30 million tons of gypsum annually. Gypsum has many unique characteristics that contribute to its popularity, and gypsum processing works Continue reading →

 

A Look at US Gypsum Production

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Gypsum, or hydrous calcium sulfate, is a crucial mineral in the production of everything from wallboard to cement and even many consumer products, surrounding us throughout our daily lives.  The United States produced an estimated 20 million metric tons (Mt) of crude gypsum and 16 Continue reading →

 

Gypsum Recycling

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Gypsum Board Recycling

Each year, more and more gypsum manufacturers are discovering the benefits of gypsum recycling. Not only is gypsum fully recyclable, but it is also sustainable throughout its entire life cycle. Gypsum recycling results in emission reductions, processing waste decreases, and lowered transportation-related costs. Considering today’s Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: Transforming Bauxite to Aluminum, Catalyst R&D, and Pin Mixers for Gypsum

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pin Mixer

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: The Transformation of Bauxite to Aluminum (and the Products In Between) The Transformation of Bauxite to Aluminum (and the Products In Between) Continue reading →

 


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