Products which may contain Asbestos – (Not exhaustive)

The A-Z of products that may contain asbestos for more visit www.hazmat.co.nz

A
Air conditioning ducts – exterior or interior acoustic and thermal insulation
Arc shields in lift motor rooms or large electrical cabinets
Asbestos-based plastic products – as electrical insulates and acid-resistant compositions or aircraft seats
Asbestos ceiling tiles
Asbestos cement conduits
Asbestos cement electrical fuse boards
Asbestos cement external roofs and walls
Asbestos cement in the sue of form work when pouring concrete
Asbestos cement internal flues and downpipes
Asbestos cement moulded products, such as gutters, ridge cappings, gas meter covers, cable troughs and covers
Asbestos cement pieces for packing spaces between floor joists and piers
Asbestos cement underground pits, as used for traffic control wiring and telecommunications cabling
Asbestos cement render, plaster, mortar and coursework
Asbestos cement sheet
Asbestos cement sheet behind ceramic tiles
Asbestos cement sheet internal over exhaust canopies, such as ovens and fume cupboards
Asbestos cement sheet internal walls and ceilings
Asbestos cement sheet underlays for vinyl
Asbestos cement storm drain pipes
Asbestos cement water pipes (usually underground)
Asbestos-containing laminates (ie Formica) used where heat resistance is required
Asbestos-containing pegboard
Asbestos felts
Asbestos marine board (marinate)
Asbestos mattresses used for covering hot equipment in power stations
Asbestos paper used variously for insulation, filtering and production of fire resistant laminates
Asbestos roof tiles
Asbestos textiles
Asbestos textile gussets in air conditioning ducting systems
Asbestos yarn
Autoclave/steriliser insulation

B
Bitumen-based water proofing such as malthoid (typically on roofs and floors but also in brickwork)
Bituminous adhesives and sealants
Boiler gaskets
Boiler insulation, slabs and wet mix
Brake disc pads
Brake linings
Builders Paper

C
Cable penetration insulation bags
Calorifier insulation
Car body filters (not common)
Carpet Underlay
Caulking compounds, sealant and adhesives
Ceilings – textured (ie whisper/stipple)
Cement render
Ceramic fuses in switchboards
Chrysotile wicks in kerosene heaters
Clutch faces
Compressed asbestos cement panels for flooring, verandas, bathrooms and steps for demountable buildings
Compressed asbestos fibres (CAF) used in brakes and gaskets for plant and vehicles
Crayons (Yes, Kids Crayons)

D
Door seals on ovens
Decramastic Roof Tiles

E
Electric heat banks – block insulation
Electric hot water services (normally not asbestos but some millboard could be present)
Electric light fitting, high wattage, insulation around fitting (and bituminised)
Electrical switchboards (see pitch-based)
Exhausts on vehicles

F
Filler in acetylene gas cylinders
Filters – beverage, wine filtration
Fire blankets
Fire curtains
Fire door insulation
Fire-rated wall rendering (containing asbestos with mortar)
Fire-resistant plaster board (typically on ships)
Fire retardant material on steelwork supporting reactors on columns in refineries (chemical industry)
Flexible hoses
Floor vinyl sheets
Floor vinyl tiles
Fuse blankets and ceramic fuses in switchboards

G
Galbestos roofing materials (decorative coating on metal roofs for sound proofing)
Gaskets – chemicals, refineries
Gaskets – general
Gauze mats in laboratories or chemical refineries
Gib board
Gloves (for insulation against heat)

H
Hairdryers (around heating elements)
Header (manifold) insulation

I
Insulation blocks
Insulation in electric reheat units for air-conditioner systems
Ironing Board Covers

L
Laboratory bench tops
Laboratory fume cupboard panels
Laboratory ovens (wall insulation)
Lagged exhaust pipes on emergency power generators
Lagging in penetrations in fireproof walls
Lift shafts – asbestos cement panels lining the shaft at the opening of each floor and asbestos packing around penetrations
Limpet asbestos spray insulation
Locomotives lagging on boilers, steam lines, steam dome and gaskets

M
Mastics
Millboard between heating units and walls
Millboard lining of switchboxes
Mortar
Metal Pressed Roofing Tiles

P
Packing materials for gauges, valves etc (can be square packing, rope or loose fibre)
Packing material on window anchorage points in high-rise buildings
Paint (typically industrial epoxy paints)
Penetrations through concrete slabs in high-rise buildings
Pipe insulation including moulded sections, water-mix type, rope braid and sheet
Pitch-based (Zelemite, ausbestos, lebah) electrical switchboards
Plaster and plaster cornice adhesives
Pump insulation

R
Refractory linings
Refractory tiles
Rubber (extent of usage unknown)
Roofs

S
Sealant between floor slab and wall, (usually in boiler rooms, risers or lift shafts)
Sealant or mastik on windows
Sealants and mastics in airconditioning ducting joints
Spackle or plasterboard wall-jointing compounds
Sprayed insulation – acoustic wall and ceiling
Sprayed insulation – beams and ceiling slabs
Sprayed insulation – fire retardant sprayed on nut internally for bolts holding external building wall panels
Stoves (old domestic type) and stove wall insulation
Swimming pools (if a marblesheen/marblelite finish)
Spa pools (if a marblesheen/marblelite finish)

T
Tape and rope – lagging and jointing
Tapered ends of pipe lagging (where the lagging is not necessarily asbestos)
Tilux sheeting in place of ceramic tiles in bathrooms
Trailing cable under lift cabins
Trains, Guard vans, millboard between heater and wall
Trains – sprayed asbestos between steel shell and laminex

U
Underlay of carpet

V
Valve insulation
Vinyl flooring (note can be both vinyl and mastic underneath)

W
Window putty
Welding rods
Woven asbestos cable sheath

Z
Zebras do not contain Asbestos – This is just to let you know you have reached Z which is the end!

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