Published: | Updated: August 17, 2017

Definition - What does Plaster mean?

A plaster is a calcium sulfate dihydrate material used to cement a structure into a state of rigidity, or adhere some material to another surface. It is applied in a paste form by mixing with water prior to application. Plasters are applied to serve as a thick protective coating on walls and metal surfaces.

Corrosionpedia explains Plaster

Certain metals such as copper do not corrode when housed in a plaster confinement. This is true even in the most severe corrosion-inducing conditions with alternating electrochemical ion levels and wet/dry conditions.

Before plaster is used as a corrosion prevention tool, the chemical composition of the metals should be examined to ensure their suitability with plaster.

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