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1.1 This specification covers various grades of anhydrous calcined gypsum known as gypsum Keene's cement, designed for use in the base and finish coats of gypsum plaster.

Note 1: The setting time is accelerated by the addition of other materials.

Note 2: Keene's cements are generally available as quick-setting and standard-setting types. However, various grades of gypsum Keene's cement of different fineness and setting time are available. Grades intended for use in scagliola castings and other special purposes should conform to the requirements of this specification in all respects except fineness and setting time.

1.2 The values stated in either inch-pound or SI (metric) units are to be regarded separately 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.

1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method in the appendix of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


Document History

  1. ASTM C61/C61M-00(2020)

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    Standard Specification for Gypsum Keene's Cement

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  2. ASTM C61/C61M-00(2015)

    Standard Specification for Gypsum Keene's Cement

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  3. ASTM C61/C61M-00(2011)

    Standard Specification for Gypsum Keene's Cement

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  4. ASTM C61/C61M-00(2006)

    Standard Specification for Gypsum Keene's Cement

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  5. ASTM C61/C61M-00

    Standard Specification for Gypsum Keene's Cement

    • Historical Version
  6. ASTM C61-76

    Standard Specification for Gypsum Keenes Cement

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