Asbestos Uses

Uses Asbestos was once commonly used in many construction and materials industries. Previously been discussed that the asbestos fiber is very resistant to heat, fire, and chemicals and does not conduct electricity. For these reasons, asbestos has a high appeal was sought in industrial projects, and provided that the asbestos in many capacities.

Actually, asbestos has been mined and used commercially in North America since the late 1800s. Its use is increasing along spikes in demand need to provide the efforts of World War II. From since then, asbestos was used in many industries.

  • The building and construction industries have used it for strengthening cement and plastics as well as for insulation, roofing, fireproofing, and sound absorption.
  • The automotive industry uses asbestos in vehicle brake shoes and clutch pads.
  • The shipbuilding industry has used asbestos to insulate boilers, steam pipes, and hot water pipes.
  • Asbestos has also been used in ceiling and floor tiles; paints, coatings, and Adhesives; and plastics.
  • In addition, asbestos has been found in vermiculite-containing garden products and some talc-containing crayons.
  • And there are many other uses of asbestos.

In the year 1989 in the previous study concluded that asbestos is carcinogenic, leading to the Environmental Protection Agency's ban of asbestos.