List of Machinery/products that may contain asbestos
Asbestos had been widely used in friction, fireproofing, insulation and building materials before the mid-1980s because of its very high tensile strength and good heat and chemical resistance properties. The potential health risks associated with asbestos have triggered off the development of substitutes which are free of asbestos. Proven and safer substitutes are now available in many applications such as building materials, friction products, brake lining, seals and gaskets. In order to help switching smoothly from the use of asbestos products to safer and more reliable substitutes, we have compiled a List of Suppliers of Asbestos Product Substitutes such that the industries and general public can use the list to search for suitable companies supplying asbestos substitutes.
For some of the old machinery/products used in construction sites, asbestos containing materials may still be found. We have compiled a list of machinery/products in construction sites which may contain asbestos containing materials to help the industries and general public to identify machinery/products that may contain asbestos.