Asbestos Uses

Uses of Asbestos

Raw Asbestos

YarnFeltInsulating wireCompound for encasing of motor windingsFilling for asbestos mattress insulation

Wall plugging compound

Insulation of batteries (loose fibre)

Plaster and stucco

Coating for welding rods

In cheese making (spores were placed on asbestos)ThreadRope PackingSprayed asbestosInsulation of batteries (loose fibre)

Reinforcement in plastics

High temperature insulation

In foundations (to resist shock)

In the theatre, dust on cobwebs, old wine kegs, snow scenes, etc

Filter fires and filter padsAutomobile body undercoatingInsulation for walls and floors (loose fibre)Insulation in underground conduits (loose fibre)Wadding in cartridges and timing devices

Railway Sleepers

Packing for explosives or other materials


Asbestos Yarn

ClothGaskets and gasket clothWick for oil burningFire retardant hoseGas mask filters

Stocking for lead cable

Brake LiningTwine or sewing threadElectric fixture wire coveringTape Electrical and otherTubing

Electric cable covering

Steam hose

Packing, valve stem, braided and otherGas MantlesClutch facingsRopeSpark plugs


Asbestos Cloth

Packing, sheet, high pressure, folded or woundDraperiesBags and diaphragms (in oxygen producing)Filtering (fruit juices, acids, wines beers etc)Oil; filter sack in Automobiles

Padding Prison Cells

Insulation against noise and vibration (especially in air planes



Hangings for fire stops

Blankets in electrolyzer cells

Facing for dryer felt

Filter in dust collectors

Padding for laundry presses and mangles

Conveyor belting

In cheese making to control temperature

Clutch facingsClothing, suits. Gloves, leggingsAwningsTheatre CurtainsOven insulation

Lining of laboratories, cooling chambers and other rooms

In various medical test apparatus

Ironing board covers

Brake lining, folded and stitched



Theatre Scenery

Portable motion picture booths

Protectors for gas bags in balloons

Wrapping oil tanks and oil lines in engines

Fittings for airplanes

Asbestos insulation mattressesBlankets for fire fightingFloor lining in theatresMotion picture screenAsbestos faced wipers in commutators

Iining of automobile footboards

Sand bags for pressing hats

In hay curing to preserve aroma and colour


Substitutes for canvas or insulation where temperature are high (lagging Cloth)

In acoustical treatment

Gun Grips

Lining in motors


Umbrellas and shields (protecting fireman)


Asbestos Felt

In Acoustical workadhesives On Paper machinesProtection of underground pipe Padding in pianosplastics


Asbestos Tape

Wick for oil burningWinding bus barsInsulating electric wires on planes and ships. Pull strings for ovensGeneral Lab uses, insulation of flasks, test tubes, resorts, tie straps in diffusing materials Insulating armaturesIn glass manufacture for wrapping tines of forks to take bottles from ovens


Wick Packing

As Packing For piping of wire, armor plate or galvanized materials


Asbestos Paper

Air cell and other pipe coveringsLinings of stoves & heatersIn welding and other processes for protection from heat.In annealing (crumpled paper)Covering of rockwool blankets



Radiator covers


Reinforced with cotton thread for automobile tops

Backing for floor tiles

Asbestos felt roofingWick on ail burningLinings of: filing cabinets, soldiers’ helmets, auto mufflers, drum controllers, electric appliances, armored car roofs, enameling ovensBoiler jacketsAsbestos built-up roofing

Gaskets in the electrical industry


Insulation of ovens and dry kilns

Wrapping of wires and cables.

Construction of air ducts

Asbestos protected metal roof sheetWrapping of electrical wireDiaphragm in electrolytic cellReinforcing aluminum foil for insulationIn window glass machinery to guide hot sheets; to shield hot glass from flying fragments

Wrapping of hop air pipes

Tank Covers

In chemistry physics in many various ways

Insulating exhausts on cars

Table pads and mats

Backing Sheets

Asbestos Millboard

Stoves and heatersBottoms of brooder stovesWashers in electrical apparatusMotion picture boothsOvens and dry kilns

Paddles in glass mills

Simmering mats

GaragesAs fireproof wallboardIn metal clad doorsTable pads and matsDry cleaning machines

Ceiling over boilers, smoke stacks, etc

Iron stands

Electric switch boxesGarbage incineratorsGaskets plain and metallicSafesHoods of cars

Tent shields and stove pipe rings

Stove mats


Asbestos Cement, flat sheets and wallboards

Air brick connecting pieceBacking for dies (in molded glass)Back water Control PumpsBaffle boxesBeam Casings

Blackout or bombproof board

Brake shoes for elevators

Brick type siding

Cabinets and panel box work

Cable conduits


Ceiling tiles

Chimneys (mock)

Cladding products


Cold water storage cisterns


Column casings

Conveyor buckets

Cooling tower elements


Cyclones and connectors

Decking sheets

Draining BoardsElectric motor casingsFencingFire proof layerFire protection around engines

Fish rearing tanks

Flower Boxes

Flue pipes

Fume Cabinets

GPO distribution pillars

Gutters, domestic and industrial

Heat retainers in night storage heaters

Hoods over machines or vats

Insulation boards

Insulators between phases and arc deflectors

Interior sheeting

Laboratory table tops

Iining of fireless cookers

Lining for bleaching and

other tanks and vats

Louvre Blades

Mounting of test instruments and gagesPartitions movable and fixedPillarsPlant ContainersPoles


Practice bombs

Prorogation beds in horticulture


Rabbit hutches


River banking

Roofing products

Scum boards

Semi portable motion picture booths

Switch boards

Tile Batten sheets

Ventilation ducts

Water Pipes

Water meter Chambers

Window sills

Window Boxes