Asbestos paper

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Description

A thin, flexible, fireproof insulating paper composed of felted asbestos fibers. Asbestos paper is generally bonded with a solution of sodium silicate, silicone resin, or clay. It is used as a thermal insulator for heat pipes as well as an electrical insulator for wires. Asbestos paper is inert to most chemicals.

Hazards and Safety

Fireproof.

Comparisons

Common Types of Paper


Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 73
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937

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