Sulfur in Construction Materials.
New Uses of Sulfur Adv in Chem Ser (140):75-84
The federal Bureau of Mines investigated the use of sulfur as a mortar to produce prefabricated brick panels and the use of foamed sulfur-gypsum mixtures to produce lightweight wallboard. In the use of sulfur as a mortar, the excellent adhesive and strength characteristics of sulfur were applied to prefabrication construction technology. In the use of sulfur in wallboard, a novel process was developed that combined simultaneous foaming and surface compressing to produce a paper-covered wallboard that was both less dense and stronger than conventional plasterboard. Sulfur exhibits numerous advantages as a construction material such as low cost, high availability, excellent physical properties, good chemical compatibility, and good processability, but potential problems of flammability and reaction product odors must be considered.
New Uses of Sulfur, Adv. in Chem. Ser., No. 140, American Chemical Society, PP. 75-84