Uses of asbestos

Uses of asbestos:

Asbestos has been mined and used commercially in North America since the late 1800’s.
It had lot of uses and was used in wide range of products.
It is good for heat and sound insulation’s. Its tensile strength was properly used in roofing and floring.
Asbestos strengths:
-fire resistant
-thermal insulator
Because of all above properties, asbestos was heavily used in many industries.
Some of those industries where in asbestos was used are:
  • cements
  • roofing materials
  • floor tiles
  • furnaces and furnace doors
  • Construction mastics & putties
  • Ceiling tiles/panels
  • Gaskets
  • Spray coatings

uses of asbestos

  • Pipework lagging
  • Loft insulation
  • Ventilation system linings/lagging’s
  • School blackboards

Despite of so many asbestos uses, there are many health risks associated with asbestos and thats why it got banned.