Used for fire protection, thermal insulation and as general building board, these photographs show just some of the many uses of AIB.
Hand or spray applied, these products can contain a high percentage of asbestos.
Vinyl tiles and cement based screeds are extremely hard wearing but some do contain small quantities of asbestos.
As well as being used in gaskets, Chrysotile (white asbestos), is easily woven to create textiles used for fire protection.
Asbestos has been used in approximately 3,500 products.
This article was published on Dec 10, 2009