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#1 Posted : 01 September 2000 13:55:00(UTC)
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Posted By Tim Hearn
Viewing old plans of buildings can be invaluable prior to an asbestos survey, especially where asbestos containing materials are inaccessible to sample during a non destructive survey. The materials on such plans are often refered to by their trade names.

Some materials containing asbestos are well known (eg asbestolux, capasite, galbestos).

Can anybody post names of any other material trade names which are known to contain asbestos or does anybody know of a website which may have such info (ACAD and ARCA don't)

Thank you
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#2 Posted : 08 September 2000 07:50:00(UTC)
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Posted By Jane Blunt
watch out for Sindanyo boards. At least one grade under this trade name contains, or contained, 50% asbestos. I note from a web search that some grades are still on the market, but I do not know what the current compositions are.

Jane
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#3 Posted : 19 September 2000 21:43:00(UTC)
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Posted By Richard
I'm Sure your aware, but what about 'Shire Linx' Toilet Cisterns that have been found to contain Minor Amosite.

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#4 Posted : 21 September 2000 16:06:00(UTC)
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Posted By Rob Todd
Don't forget Artex. Particularly the older stuff.

Rob
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#5 Posted : 21 September 2000 21:06:00(UTC)
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Posted By Laurie
Artex? The ceiling stuff?

Laurie
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#6 Posted : 22 September 2000 09:23:00(UTC)
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Posted By Rob Todd
Laurie,

Yes, that's the stuff. It used to contain variable amounts of asbestos. In it's wet form there isn't much hazard but as it deteriorates or if you attempt to remove it, it releases asbestos fibres. Whatever you do don't sand it down!

Cheers
Rob
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#7 Posted : 22 September 2000 20:24:00(UTC)
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Posted By Richard
Thats right, i have sampled Artex (or textured coatings) and found it to contain trace chrysotile. But aslong as it is encapsulated (painted) it will be fine.

Other unusual items that can contain Asbestos are old cartridge fuses (chrysotile) and the flash guards in old fuse boards (usually found behind where the fuse fits).
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#8 Posted : 22 September 2000 20:27:00(UTC)
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Posted By Richard
almost forgot. Check MDHS100 (HSE BOOKS) in October when it is formally released, or Asbestos Materials in Buildings (Department of the Environment (DETR)) which is now a little out of date.
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#9 Posted : 27 September 2000 10:31:00(UTC)
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Posted By Owen O'Brien
Has anyone come across a flooring adhesive that contains asbestos? One builder informed me that he had when renovating an old school but he didn't know the name of the product.
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#10 Posted : 27 September 2000 10:41:00(UTC)
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Posted By Tim Hearn
Owen

Some mastics used for adhering floor tiles have a trace of Chrysotile which is only a hazard if sanded (especiaily so when using power tools). but unforetunately I dont know the trade name.

Thermoplastic floor tiles which contain chrysotile generally appear to be the hard brittle type which snap easily

Some PVC floor tiles also have a 100% chrysotile backing paper which can generate airborne fibre when removed without control
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#11 Posted : 28 September 2000 13:23:00(UTC)
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Posted By Danny O'Donnell
'Caposil', 'Marinite', 'Wondertex' and 'Pebblecoat' are other brand-named products which contained varying amounts of asbestos and which were used in buildings. As others have pointed out, however, many building-related products contained asbestos, particularly pre-1975, when it was regarded as something of a wonder material. Many such products would not necessarily have been specified by name, so the absence of particular brands on drawings or specification documents does not imply an absence of asbestos. Consider the possible presence of asbestos in plasters, tiles, slates, bituminous products, mastics, sealants, ropes, yarns, caulking, pre-formed pipe sections, guttering, wall plugging compounds, thermal and acoustic insulation, fire blankets, etc, etc, etc!! The list is virtually endless and even humble domestic appliances such as ironong boards and hairdryers were likely to contain some amount of asbestos during its 'heyday'.

Regards,
Danny.
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