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Calcium Formate is a white colored powder which is most commonly utilized as the preservative for animal feed. It is said to work by acidifying feed which results in inhibition of microbial growth. This compound has chemical formula Ca(HCO2)2 with the molar mass of 130.113 g/mol and density of 2.02 g/cm3. It shows good hardness & strength to construction materials hence added to cement & grout for imparting desired characteristics. Calcium Formate is water soluble in nature with slightly acetic acid like the smell and gets decomposed at 300 degrees Celsius. It possesses fire retardant property and this nature is exploited by using in gypsum boards.