finishing lime

thermal insulation, heat insulation

A material providing high resistance to heat flow; usually made of mineral wool, cork, asbestos, foam glass, foamed plastic, diatomaceous earth, etc.; fabricated in the form of batts, blankets, blocks, boards, granular fill, and loose fill.
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One writer noted in 1927 that the local produce of lime `is well adapted to the sulphite pulp process' as `a finishing lime for plaster work' while `for mortar it has a high reputation.' These various demands were reflected in the local additions to the operations.