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Hydrocal (hī´drōkal),

n the brand name for a gypsum product, a-hemihydrate, known as artificial stone. It is used for making casts.
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Calsol naphthenic process oils are refined from a select blend of naphthenic crudes using the Hydrocal II process.
Weathered wood and rough stone intersect with smooth molded hydrocal (plasterlike) forms, canvas-covered painted structures, and girdings of metal.
95, half-pound gray tombstone is made from a weatherproof, cement-like material called Hydrocal.
Once the molds were carved out, hydrocal was used to form the positive cast.
Here, too, is a reversal of Alterations, whose small Hydrocal figures were a good deal less individuated than the women Cutler painted.
They are in fact cast-pigment and Hydrocal simulacra of paintings, and might reflect real world objects like a fractured flagstone or a wall seam where lathe meets wainscot.
Her large cast panels - she works them in clay and then casts them in Hydrocal, a strong plasterlike substance - have a look that's both ancient and contemporary.
Dene, SLI Lighting president, in the purchase, which includes the corporate offices and hydrocal, iron, and lamp shade production facility in Ellwood City, Pa.
Designed and developed specifically for specialty naphthenic lube oil production, the Hydrocal II high-pressure hydrotreating process features a computerized, distributed control system for precision control of the multi-stage catalytic reaction zones.
Elsewhere, Reclining Snowman, 2001, is a playful take on Minimalist formal conventions, as it features three white Hydrocal spheres of increasing scales unceremoniously arranged on a low Formica platform to evoke the subject of their title.
Mastercraft had particularly strong interest in its contemporary and transitional glass lamps, large brushed steel lamps, hurricanes and ceramic lamps in decorative finishes that resemble similar hydrocal looks.
Indeed, her use of Hydrocal, a white gypsum cement, evidences an emphasis on making that displaces, or at least forestalls, incursions of exogenous meaning--or meaning apart from finding, manipulating, and making.