Asbestos paper

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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



Common Types of Paper


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