Asbestos Products Database

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NameBathroom Floor Tiles
CaptionAsbestos products used in grout and glue behind tiles
LocationDomestic home
SourceAsbestos Education Committee
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NameBathroom Floor Tiles
CaptionAsbestos products used in grout and glue behind tiles
LocationDomestic home
SourceAsbestos Education Committee
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NameBathroom Wall Tiles
CaptionAsbestos products used in grout and wall behind tiles - tiles are lifting.
LocationDomestic home
SourceAsbestos Education Committee
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Adhesives and dry powder mixes

Product description

Adhesives, mastics, putty, sealants, plasters and paints are the various types of adhesives known to contain asbestos. They include:

  • Asphaltic cutback adhesive: This is black in colour and is usually found beneath vinyl tiles and flooring. Asbestos was mixed with this product to make it more durable.
  • Cement adhesive: This is also called furnace cement or stove cement and is a type of joint compound and adhesive used in areas exposed to extreme heat. Furnace cement may be used in boilers, stoves, chimneys, kilns, refractories and manufacturing plants.
  • Duct adhesive: Commonly available in the form of tape (similar to duct tape) and sprayable adhesive, this product was often used in HVAC systems to prevent cool or warm air from escaping and affecting the temperature of a climate-controlled home or building.
  • Emulsion adhesive: This is a synthetic form that was used to bond synthetic laminates, like roofing or floor tiles, to wood and timber.
  • Fibrous adhesive: This liquid form was typically applied with a brush or sprayer. Through the years, fibrous forms of asbestos-contaminated adhesive often broke down, which generated dust. The dust created by the crumbling fibrous adhesive often allowed toxic asbestos particles to enter the air, where they presented a serious health hazard to individuals nearby.
  • Lagging adhesive: This water-based product was used in heating and cooling systems to seal ducts and ventilation corridors against the leakage of temperature-treated air.
  • Mastic adhesive: Made from sticky resin of the mastic tree, this type is available in a variety of forms, including liquid and glue. It was commonly used in the construction and heating and air industries.
  • Seals: Seals are used to prevent leaking in roofing materials by joining roofing shingles together. Seals, or packing, protect the roofs of homes and other structures against high temperatures and caustic substances. Roof seals prevent leaking and weather damage and have been used to protect against bleaching, cracking, UV exposure and rain damage.
Product type Adhesives, mastics, putty, sealants, plasters and paints
Sub-Product type
Trading name(s)
Other name(s)
Build element Construction
Product identification

Known uses Tiling, grouting, lagging,
Asbestos fibre type Chrysotile (white asbestos)
Friable or Non-Friable Non-Friable
Known Supplier(s) John Mansville
Known place of manufacture Barraba
Date / period of manufacture
Building construction period 1921-1930,1931-1940,1941-1950,1951-1960,1961-1970,1970-1980,1981-1990
Location Domestic home
  • Bathroom
  • Dining room
  • Dog kennels
  • Fencing
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Toilet
  • Windows / Doors
Commercial
  • Doors
  • Flooring
  • Plant
  • Plumbing
  • Walls
  • Windows
Industrial
  • Doors
  • Flooring
  • Plant
  • Plumbing
  • Walls
  • Windows
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    NameBathroom wall and floor tiles with toilet
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    LocationDomestic home
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    CaptionAsbestos products used in grout and glue behind tiles
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    NameAsphaltic cutback adhesive
    CaptionAsphaltic cutback adhesive under vinyl tiles
    LocationCommercial
    SourceWorkSafe Tasmania
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    NameBathroom Floor Tiles
    CaptionAsbestos products used in grout and glue behind tiles
    LocationDomestic home
    SourceAsbestos Education Committee
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    CaptionAsbestos products used in grout and glue behind tiles
    LocationDomestic home
    SourceAsbestos Education Committee
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    CaptionAsbestos cement wall behind tiles with asbestos containing adhesive.
    LocationDomestic home
    SourceJim's Building Inspections
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    NameBathroom floor - tiles removed
    CaptionAsbestos cement floor under tiles with asbestos containing adhesive.
    LocationDomestic home
    SourceJim's Building Inspections
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    NameLaundry wall - tiles removed
    CaptionAsbestos cement wall behind tiles with asbestos containing adhesive.
    LocationDomestic home
    SourceJim's Building Inspections
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    CaptionAsbestos Cement Sheeting Behind Ceramic Tiles With Adhesive
    LocationDomestic home
    SourceAsbestos Awareness
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    NameOutdoor Tiles
    CaptionACM in adhesive and grout of tile
    LocationDomestic home
    SourceAsbestos Awareness
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    NameUnder Carpet and Vinyl Flooring
    CaptionAdhesives under vinyl and carpet flooring and the the floor itself contain ACMs
    LocationDomestic home
    SourceAsbestos Awareness
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    NameAC Wall behind tiles and in ACM in grout
    CaptionTiles falling off laundry wall expose unsealed asbestos cement sheeting and expose crumbling grout with ACM.
    LocationDomestic home
    SourceAsbestos Awareness
    Image Id395

     

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