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Product CatagoryDescription of the Product Catagory
Arc ChutesCeramic arc chutes containing asbestos were used to guide electric arcs in motor starter units in electric generating plants. 
Beater-Add-Gaskets
Asbestos fibers were incorporated within various elastomeric binders and other fillers to form the beater-add paper. These products were used extensively for internal combustion applications and for the sealing component of spiral wound gaskets. Gaskets were used to seal one compartment of a device from another in non-dynamic applications such as engine and exhaust manifolds. 
Cement Products*Includes asbestos cement product categories in the 1989 Regulatory Impact Assessment: Asbestos-Cement Pipe and Fittings, Asbestos-Cement Flat Sheet, Corrugated Asbestos-Cement Sheet, and Asbestos-Cement Shingles.
Extruded Sealant Tape and Other TapeSealant tape was made from a semi-liquid mixture of butyl rubber and asbestos. On exposure to air, the sealant solidified forming a rubber tape about an inch wide and an eighth of an inch thick. The tape acted as a gasket for sealing building windows, automotive windshields, and mobile home windows. It was also used in the manufacture of parts for the aerospace industry and in the manufacture of insulated glass. 
Filler for Acetylene CylindersAsbestos was used to produce a sponge-like filler, which held the liquefied acetylene gas (acetone) in suspension in the steel cylinder and puled the acetone up through the tank as the gas was released through the oxyacetylene torch. The torch was used to weld or cut metal and sometimes used as an illuminant gas. The filler also acted as an insulator that offered fire protection in case the oxidation of the acetylene became uncontrollable. 
Friction Materials (except brake blocks used in oilfield drawworks; aftermarket automotive brakes/linings; and other vehicle friction products) Friction materials were used as braking and gear-changing (clutch) components in a variety of industrial and commercial machinery. Applications included agricultural equipment such as combines, mining and oil-well-drilling equipment, construction equipment such as cranes and hoists, heavy equipment used in various manufacturing industries (e. g., machine tools and presses), military equipment, marine engine transmissions, elevators, chain saws, and consumer appliances such as lawn mowers, washing machines, and vacuum cleaners. 
High-Grade Electrical PaperThe major use of asbestos electrical paper was insulation for high temperature, low voltage applications such as in motors, generators, transformers, switch gears, and other heavy electrical apparatuses. 
MillboardAsbestos millboard was essentially a heavy cardboard product that was used for gasketing, insulation, fireproofing, and resistance against corrosion and rot. Millboard was used in many industrial applications to include linings in boilers, kilns, and foundries; insulation in glass tank crowns, melters, refiners, and sidewalls in the glass industry; linings for troughs and covers in the aluminum, marine, and aircraft industries; and thermal protection in circuit breakers in the electrical industry. In addition, thin millboard was inserted between metal to produce gaskets. Commercial applications for millboard included fireproof linings for safes, dry-cleaning machines, and incinerators.
Missile LinerA missile liner was an asbestos and rubber compound used to insulate the outer casing of the rocket from the intense heat generated in the rocket motor while the rocket fuel was burned. Rockets and rocket boosters were used to propel a number of objects including military weapons and the space shuttle. 
PackingsAsbestos packings were dynamic or mechanical (static packings are gaskets) and used to seal fluids in devices where motion was necessary. The design of a packing is to control the amount of leakage of fluid at shafts, rods or valve systems and other functional parts or equipment requiring containment of liquids or gases. Asbestos packings were used in rotary, centrifugal, and reciprocating pumps, valves, expansion joints, soot blowers, and many other types of mechanical equipment.
Pipeline WrapPipeline wrap was an asbestos felt product primarily used by the oil and gas industry for coating its pipelines. Asbestos pipeline wrap was also used in the coal tar enamel method of coating pipes, some above-ground applications (such as for special piping in cooling towers) and was also used by the chemical industry for underground hot water and steam piping.
Reinforced PlasticsAsbestos-reinforced plastics were used for electro-mechanical parts in the automotive and appliance industries and as high-performance plastics for the aerospace industry. Asbestos-reinforced plastic was typically a mixture of some type of plastic resin (usually phenolic or epoxy), a general filler (often chalk or limestone), and raw asbestos fiber.
Roofing FeltAsbestos roofing felt was single or multi-layered grade and used for built-up roofing. Asbestos was used in roofing felts because of its dimensional stability and resistance to rot, fire, and heat. 
Separators in Fuel Cells and BatteriesIn very specialized aerospace applications, asbestos functioned as an insulator and separator between the negative and positive terminals of a fuel cell/battery. 
Vinyl-Asbestos Floor Tile
 Floor Tile Vinyl-asbestos floor tile was used in commercial, residential, and institutional buildings in heavy traffic areas such as supermarkets, department stores, commercial plants, kitchens, and “pivot points” – entry ways and areas around elevators.
Woven Products* Includes Protective Clothing and Asbestos Textiles from the 1989 RIA. 
Any Other Building MaterialsExamples include insulation, plasters, mastics, textured paints (e.g., simulates stucco), and block filler paints (e.g., for coating masonry).
Any use of asbestos not otherwise identifiedExcept those uses prohibited under § 763.165 (i.e. Corrugated Paper, Rollboard, Commercial Paper Specialty Paper, Flooring Felt and New Uses (the manufacture, importation or processing of which would be initiated for the first time after August 25, 1989)) and uses of imported chrysotile (including as part of an article) that are currently ongoing in the United States (i.e. diaphragms; sheet gaskets; oilfield brake blocks; aftermarket automotive brakes/linings; other vehicle friction products; and other gaskets).
*Except those uses prohibited under § 763.165 (i.e. Corrugated Paper, Rollboard, Commercial Paper Specialty Paper, Flooring Felt and New Uses (the manufacture, importation or processing of which would be initiated for the first time after August 25, 1989)) and uses of imported chrysotile (including as part of an article) that are currently ongoing in the United States (i.e. diaphragms; sheet gaskets; oilfield brake blocks; aftermarket automotive brakes/linings; other vehicle friction products; and other gaskets).

Probable Asbestos Containing Materials (in English...)

Adhesives
Asphalt Floor Tile
Blown-in Insulation
Base Flashing
Boiler Insulation
Breeching Insulation
Caulking
Ceiling Tiles/Lay-in Panels
Cement pipes
Cement Siding
Cement Wallboard
Chalkboards
Cooling Towers
Decorative Plaster
Ductwork Flexible Fabric Connection
Electrical Cloth
Electrical Panel Partitions
Electric Wiring Insulation

Elevator Brake Shoes
Elevator Equipment Panels
Fire Blankets
Fire Curtains
Fire Doors
Fireproofing materials (foam)
Flooring Backing
Heating and Electrical Ducts
High-Temperature Gaskets
HVAC Duct Insulation
Joint Compounds
Laboratory Gloves
Laboratory Hoods/Table Tops
Mastic
Packing Materials (for wall/floor penetrations)
Pipe Insulation (corrugated air-cell, block, etc.)
Putty

Roofing Asphalt
Roofing Felt
Roofing Putty
Roofing Shingles
Skim Coats
Spackling Compounds
Spray Applied Insulation
Stucco
Taping Compounds (thermal)
Textured Paints/Coatings
Thermal Paper Products
Transited Pipe
Vermiculite Insulation
Vinyl Floor Tile
Vinyl Sheet Flooring
Vinyl
Wall Coverings

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