Independant asbestos Information

Trade Names


Trade names of asbestos containing materials

The fibre column should be treated with caution. I have given the type and percentage of fibre where I have managed to obtain it from the original manufacture, but this has not always been possible as some manufacturers are no longer in business and some manufacturers have been more helpful than others.
Where a drawing shows a product was specified it does not necessarily mean that that product was used, breaking specifications was and is a common occurrence, with the replacement product possible being imported and having a different fibre content.

The only way to be sure of a product's fibre content is by an analysis by a UKAS approved laboratory.

Trade names and descriptions were often the same in the past.

AC = Asbestos Cement

LD = Low Density

         

Aberthaw

?

?

AC

A range of asbestos cement products

Airbrick connecting piece

10 to 15% chrysotile

1953 to 84

AC

Used in cavity walls

Arcon Sheets

10 to 15% chrysotile

1945 to 70

AC

Walls of pre-fabs

Artex

3.5% Chrysotile

Up to 84

Paint

Textured paint

Aprons

85% chrysotile

1939 to 78

LD

Aprons to protect from heat and chemicals

Asbestolux

16 to 30% Amosite

1951 to 1980

LD

Fire protection & insulation product

Asbestos reinforced felt

75 to 96% chrysotile

1930 to 39

felt

Felt roofing

Asbestos felt aluminium reinforced

75 to 96% chrysotile

1930 to 39

felt

Felt roofing

Asbestos Paper

75 to 96% chrysotile

1939 to 77

LD

Stamped into shapes engine components

Asbestos Spacer

?

?

AC

Spacer batten

Asbestos Wallboard

25 to 40% chrysotile

1930 to 72

LD

Flat fire protection board

Asbestos Wood

13 to 25% chrysotile and amosite

1931 to 1984

AC

Flat fire protection Board should be treated as low density board

Astos

?

?

 

Damp proof course

Atlas

A trade name used for a variety of products both AC and LD

Atlas Major Tile

10 to 15% chrysotile

? to 84

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Atlas 3" standard

?

? to 84

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Atlas Tile

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Backwater control sumps

10 to 15% chrysotile

1959 to 74

AC

Water installations

Bandall Cape blue

Crocidolite

?

LD

Insulating blocks mainly used in ships

Bantile

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing product

Bar Spacers

10 to 15% chrysotile

1971 to 73

AC

Cable distance piece

Bath Panels

10 to 15% chrysotile

1928 to 6?

AC

Sides to baths

BD2 cement

?

?

LD

Hard coating applied to spray finishes

Big six

10 to 15% chrysotile

1923 to 99

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Brake Pads

?

1935 to ?

 

Brake pads for vehicles, lifts, etc

Brixia LP

?

?

AC

?

Bulldog finishes

?

?

LD

Hard coatings to spray finishes

Cable Conduits

10 to 15% chrysotile

1939 to 74

AC

Carrying electrical cables (pipes)

Cable Troughs

10 to 15% chrysotile

1934 to 8?

AC

Carrying electrical cables (U shaped)

Calcium Silicate Plastic

15 to 30% amosite and or Chrysotile

?

?

Rigid Lightweight insulation

Cambridge Hut units

?

?

AC

Profile and curved sheets

Canada Tile

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Cape Slates

?

?

AC

Roofing Slates

Caposil

10 to 30% Amosite

?

LD

Insulating blocks

Caposite Insulation blocks

75 to 85% Amosite

?

LD

Heat retention blocks in storage heaters

Caposite moulded insulation

?

?

LD

Moulded insulation/lagging

Cavity Decking

10 to 15% chrysotile

1947 to 74

AC

Flat roofing

Cladding Tiles

10 to 15% chrysotile

1960 to 75

AC

Vertical Cladding sheet

Cisterns Cold water storage

10 to 15% chrysotile

1941 to 8?

AC

Cold water storage mainly domestic

Coal bunker lids

10 to 15% chrysotile

1962 to 74

AC

Coal bunker lids

Colourbestos

?

?

AC

Decorative & textured flat sheet

Colourcoat

A matt colour finish applied to asbestos cement roofing products

Colourglaze

A gloss colour finish applied to asbestos cement products

Colourprest

10 to 15% chrysotile

1965 to 68

AC

Decorative flat sheet

Colourscape

A coloured finish applied to a range of asbestos cement products

Combined sheets

10 to 15% chrysotile

1937 to 67

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Concave Panel Sheet

?

?

AC

Vertical cladding sheet

Conveyor buckets

10 to 15% chrysotile

1965 to 74

AC

Conveyor buckets

Continuous Ridge Ventilator

?

?

AC

Continuous ridge Ventilator

Cooling tower fan stacks

10 to 15% chrysotile

1966 to 74

AC

Profiled sheeting used in water cooling towers

Coracem Super Four

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Corri-Panel

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

CTE (cooling tower elements)

10 to 15% chrysotile

?

AC

Cooling tower elements normally profiled sheets

Cyclones and collectors

10 to 15% chrysotile

1935 to 40

AC

Containers for fine particles (coal dust salt etc)

Curtains

85% chrysotile

1930 to ?

LD

Curtains

Decodex

?

?

LD

A hard coating applied to sprayed asbestos

Diamond (small and large) pattern flat sheets

10 to 15% chrysotile

1960 to 68

AC

Decorative flat sheets

Doublesix

10 to 15% chrysotile

1952 to 75

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Doublesix M

10 to 15% chrysotile

1975 to 85

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Double Cladding for walling

10 to 15% chrysotile

1960 to 68

AC

Walls to pre-fabs

Draining Boards

10 to 15% chrysotile

1934 to 61

AC

Draining Boards

Durasteel Panels

Pre 1974 aprox. 23% after 74 aprox 13%  Amosite & chrysotile

1934 to 1978

LD?

Steel faced sheets which contained an asbestos containing core until 1978. Products supplied after 1978 are non-asbestos some products supplied from 74 are non asbestos.

Econite

?

?

?

Pre-formed pipe insulation, which may have incorporated asbestos paper

E-flex

?

?

AC

A smooth surfaced flat sheet

Electrofine paper laminate

75 to 94% chrysotile

1930 to 77

LD

Wrapping of copper strips and tubes

Elith

?

1911 to ?

AC

Slates

Emaille - luxe

?

?

AC

Decorative flat sheet

Eterspan

?

?

AC

Vertical cladding sheet

Everite

A family trade name for a variety of asbestos cement products

Everitube Slates

?

?

AC

Roofing slates

Extractor Ventilator

?

?

AC

Extractor ventilator

Extruded Cills

?

?

AC

Window cills

Facade

?

?

AC

Decorative flat sheet

Featherline Weatherboard

10 to 15% chrysotile

1964 to 76

AC

Vertical cladding

Fencing

?

?

AC

Fencing

Ferobestos

50% chrysotile

1971 to ?

?

Specialist engineering component

Fibre rope rings

85% chrysotile

1939 to ?

?

?

Fibro Super

?

1911 to ?

AC

Profiled sheeting

Fibro Tile

?

1911 to ?

AC

Profiled sheeting

Fish rearing tanks

10 to 15% chrysotile

1964 to 72

AC

Fish rearing tanks

Flexible sheets

10 to 15% chrysotile

?

AC

Thin flexible flat sheet

Flower boxes

10 to 15% chrysotile

1955 to 84

AC

Flower boxes

Flue pipes and fittings

10 to 15% chrysotile

1927 to 8?

AC

Flue pipes

Fluted pattern flat sheet

10 to 15% chrysotile

1944 to 68

AC

Decorative flat sheet

Fonmon Roofing Tile

?

?

AC

A small profiled roofing sheet

Fort

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Fully Compressed flat sheet

10 to 15% chrysotile

1931 to 85

AC

Smooth surface flat sheet

Fume Cabinets

10 to 15% chrysotile

1950 to 73

AC

Used in laboratories

Galbestos

   Chrysotile

1938 to 77

 

Profiled metal sheeting with asbestos felt on both sides coated with either bitumen or polyester resin

Glasal

?

To 84

AC

A decorative surfaced flat sheet

Glasal Relief

?

To 84

AC

A decorative textured surface flat sheet

Glen 252

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Glen 3

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Glen 6

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Gloves

85% chrysotile

1939 to 70

LD

Gloves

GPO distribution Pillars

10 to 15% chrysotile

1947 to 72

AC

Phone connection box

Granitex

?

To 84

AC

Flat sheet with an aggregate finish

Granitone Sheets

10 to 15% chrysotile

1960 to 73

AC

Decorative internal flat sheets

Gridfill

? amosite

?

LD

Ceiling tiles

Handcraft Hut Units

?

?

AC

Profiled sheets

Hendon Purlin Tiles

?

?

AC

Under tile sheet

Hexagon pattern flat sheets

10 to 15% chrysotile

1960 to 68

AC

Decorative flat sheet

Hollow construction bldg slabs

10 to 15% chrysotile

1934 to 39

AC

Flat roofs

Hoods and Canopies

10 to 15% chrysotile

1934 to 63

AC

Removal of fumes and gases

Insulated Decking

?

?

AC

Flat roofing product

Insulation Boards

25 to 35 % chrysotile and amosite - prior to 1965 small quantities of crocidolite were used

1952 to 80

LD

Flat fire protection board

Interlock Decking

10 to 15% chrysotile

1957 to 63

AC

Flat roofs

Large Span

10 to 15% chrysotile

1954 to 61

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Large Span Combined sheets

?

?

AC

Profiled roof sheet

Laundry Press Pads

80% chrysotile

1939 to 70

LD

Laundry press pads

LDR Ships board

31 to 41% chrysotile and amosite

1952 to 76

LD

Fire protection board

Limpet sprayed asbestos

Up to 85% chrysotile and amosite

1931 to 74

LD

Fire protection, condensation control and sound absorption

Louvre Blades

?

?

AC

Louvre blades

85% Magnesia

10 to 15% amosite

?

LD

Lining to ships

Magnesia

15%+ chrysotile and or crocidolite

?

LD

Insulation material

Magnesium oxycloride flooring

Up to 2% chrysotile

?

AC

Floor tiles

Magnum Sheets

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Major 6

10 to 15% chrysotile

? to 84

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Major Span

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Marble glazed flat sheet

10 to 15% chrysotile

1934 to 39

AC

Decorative internal flat sheet

Marblecoat

?

?

Paint

Textured paint

Marinite 36

16 to 30% amosite ?

?

LD

Fire protection and insulation product

Marinite 45

16 to 30% amosite ?

?

LD

Fire protection and insulation product

Marvernit

?

1924 to ?

AC

Decorative flat sheets

Massal Sheets

?

?

AC

Smooth surface flat sheet

Massal Window Cills

?

?

AC

Window cills

Metric Corri Panel

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Metric Vertile Sheet

?

?

AC

Vertical cladding product

Monad

10 to 15% chrysotile

? to 84

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Monolithic Sheet

10 to 15% chrysotile

1964 to 69

AC

Cladding sheet

Mill Board

37 to 97% chrysotile

1930 to 8?

?

Heavy duty thermal insulation components

Mock Chimneys

10 to 15% chrysotile

1945 to 74

AC

For pre-fab houses

Molded beam and column casings - asbestos wood

25 to 30% chrysotile

1962 to 72

AC treat as LD

Fire protection around columns and beams

Newtempheit

10- to 15% amosite

?

LD

Lining to ships

Newtex

?

?

Paint

Textured paint

Newtone Slates

10 to 15% chrysotile

1935 to 49

AC

Roofing slates

Novilon

?

?

Floor

Floor tile with asbestos paper backing

Oak grained panels

10 to 15% chrysotile

1933 to 39

AC

Decorative internal flat sheet

Omnia-Atlas Trough Slabs

?

?

AC

Flooring

Oxford Hut Units

?

?

AC

Profile and curved sheets

Panel Sheets

10 to 15% chrysotile

1952 to 84

AC

Profiled vertical cladding sheet

Paneled Underlining

?

?

AC

Linning panel

Pantiles

10 to 15% chrysotile

1935 to 39

AC

Profiled roofing tile

Partition Boards

10 to 15% chrysotile

1952 to 95

AC

Flexible flat sheet

Patterned ceiling panels

32 to 35% chrysotile and amosite

1963 to 74

LD

Ceiling tiles

Paxfelt

?

?

LD

Insulation to air conditioning trunking and sound attenuation

Pebblecoat

?

?

Paint

Textured coating

Pebbledash flat sheets

10 to 15% chrysotile

1928 to 39

AC

Flat sheet with aggregate finish

Philplug

? chrysotile and amosite

?

LD

Wall plugging compound

Pierrite

?

?

AC

Decorative flat sheet

Pical

?

?

AC

Decorative flat sheet

Pipes for bulk storage

10 to 15% chrysotile

1962 to 70

AC

Cold water storage

Plain Black glazed sheets

10 to 15% chrysotile

1934 to 39

AC

Decorative internal flat sheets

Plain white glazed sheets

10 to 15% chrysotile

1934 to 39

AC

Decorative internal flat sheets

Plant Containers

10 to 15% chrysotile

1955 to 75

AC

Plant containers

Pluto Board

? Amosite + pos crocidolite

1942 to ?

LD

Fire Protection Board

Pluto blue asbestos mattrasses

? probably crocidolite

LD

Mattresses

Poilite

A family name for a range of asbestos cement products

Posts pillars and poles

10 to 15% chrysotile

1935 to 60

AC

Fencing posts etc

Pressure pipes

12 to 15% chrysotile and amosite - between 1967 and 69 some crocidolite was intermittently used

1961 to 98

AC

Under ground water pipes

Promenade Tiles

10 to 15% chrysotile

1936 to 86

AC

Walkways on flat roofs

Pyramid Ceiling tiles

32 to 35% chrysotile and amosite

1964 to 70

LD

Decorative ceiling tiles

Rainwater goods

10 to 15% chrysotile

1927 to 85

AC

Industrial & domestic gutters and down pipes

Rawlplastic

? chrysotile and amosite

?

LD

Wall plugging compound

Ribbed pattern flat sheets

10 to 15% chrysotile

1944 to 68

AC

Decorative flat sheets

Ridge Ventilator

?

?

AC

Ridge ventilator

Rigid rubber floor tiles

? chrysotile

1932 to 39

?

Flooring

River banking

?

?

AC

Profiled sheeting 9mm thick for river banking

Romana

?

?

AC

?

Rough Cast flat sheet

10 to 15% chrysotile

1928 to 39

AC

Flat sheet with aggregate finish

Screwfix

? amosite and chrysotile

?

LD

Wall plugging compound

Scum Boards and baffle boxes

10 to 15% chrysotile

1957 to 7?

AC

For sewage over flows

Secret fix ceiling tiles

32 to 35% chrysotile and amosite

1967 to 70

LD

Ceiling tiles

Semi compressed flat sheet

10 to 15% chrysotile

1920 to 85

AC

General purpose flat sheet

Serval Asbestos felt

75 to 96% chrysotile

1928 to 39

felt

Sarking underfelts and built up, plus fire resisting

Sewage and Drainage Pipes

10 to 15% chrysotile -between 1967 and 69 some crocidolite was intermittently used.

1961 to 99

AC

Sewage and drainage water

Shadowcast Weatherboards

10 to 15% chrysotile

1964 to 76

AC

Vertical Cladding

Shadowall

10 to 15% chrysotile

1964 to 70

AC

Vertical cladding

Siluminite

74 to 83% chrysotile

1926 to ?

?

For transformers and switchgear

Sindanyo

50% Chrysotile

1926 to

?

Specialist insulation Arc resisting

Slagbestos

     

Contains no asbestos

Soil pipes and fittings

10 to 15% chrysotile

1927 to 71

AC

Soil pipe mainly domestic

Spantiles

10 to 15% chrysotile

1965 to 69

AC

Roofing sheet

Speakers

A trade name for a variety of AC products

Speakers 177/51

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Speakers 5"

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Speakers 7"

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Sprayed Limpet asbestos

Up to 85% chrysotile and amosite

1945 to 74

LD

Fire protection, condensation control and sound absorption

Standard 3"

10 to 15% chrysotile

1915 to 84

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Stipple glazed sheet

10 to 15% chrysotile

1936 to 60

AC

Decorative internal flat sheet

Striated Ceiling tiles

32 to 35% chrysotile

1967 to 70

LD

Ceiling tiles

Super four

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Super six

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Super seven

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Super sixteen

10 to 15% chrysotile

1936 to 39

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Suretex

?

?

Paint

Textured paint

T 3

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

T 4

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

T 6

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

TD 6

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Thrutone

A trade name used to indicate that a pigment had been added to an asbestos cement product

Tile Batten sheets

?

?

AC

Under tile sheet

Tinplate wipers

80% chrysotile

1937 to 61

?

?

Trafford Tile

10 to 15% chrysotile

1917 to 84

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Trisomet

Amosite & chrysotile

To late 70s

 

A composite product that contained Galbestos in its' construction

Trofsec

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Troughing

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Turnall asbestos reinforced aluminium foil

?

?

LD

Insulation product of asbestos paper bonded to aluminium foil

Turnall

A family trade name for a variety of asbestos containing products

Turnall Strip tile

10 to 15% chrysotile

1945 to 50

AC

Domestic roofing product

Turnabestos

32 to 35% chrysotile and amosite

1954 to 80

LD

Fire protection insulation board

Twin twelve

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Universal

A family name for a group of asbestos cement products

Univertical

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Urastone

A trade name for a range of flue and flat sheets all Asbestos cement

Ventilators

10 to 15% chrysotile

1930 to 75

AC

Air extraction

Ventilation Ducts

10 to 15% chrysotile

1930 to 75

AC

Circular and rectangular for ventilation systems

Ventilation Ducts (made up)

12 to 30% amosite or chrysotile

?

LD

Made up on site either from asbestos cement or Asbestolux or Turnabestos boards

Vertile

?

?

AC

Vertical cladding product

Wallboard

?

?

AC

Flat sheet

Water Meter Chambers

10 to 15% chrysotile

1947 to 74

AC

Water meter chambers

Watford Tile

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing sheet

Weatherall slates

10 to 15% chrysotile

1969 to 76

AC

Roofing Slates

Weatherplank Weatherboards

10 to 15% chrysotile

1967 to 69

AC

Vertical cladding

Weave pattern flat sheets

10 to 15% chrysotile

1960 to 68

AC

Decorative flat sheets

Whaddon Tiles

?

?

AC

Profiled roofing product

Window Boxes

?

?

AC

Window boxes

Window cills

10 to 15% chrysotile

1963 to 72

AC

Window cills

Wondertex

?

?

Paint

Textured Coating

Woodite

? Chrysotile & Amosite

?

?

Flat sheet material


         

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