Asbestos Products Database

The Asbestos Products Database is Australia’s first comprehensive online database to assist homeowners, renovators, tradespeople and some industries to identify asbestos-containing materials so they can be managed safely. The database provides  multiple search options for products commonly used in residential and commercial properties, in agriculture, automotive, industrial, plant and marine products and features over 60 different product types and more than 550 product photographs with descriptions and locations where these products might be found in homes built or renovated prior to 1990. 

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NameMillboard in air conditioning
CaptionAsbestos millboard lining which surrounds the air conditioning re-heating elements.
SourceSafe Environments
Image Id117
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NameMillboard - Kitchen Wall
CaptionAsbestos containing millboard sheeting located in the interior, body wall of a kitchen cooker
SourceSafeWork NSW
Image Id121


Product description

Asbestos millboard was used in the construction industry all over the world. Because of its flame-resistant durability it became a popular material to use above fireplaces and stove-tops, as well as other locations in walls and ceilings.

Millboard was used in the electricity industry in lining of boxes or interiors of compartments containing heat or spark producing electrical equipment, like relay boxes, contactor boxes. It was also used for lining the inside of wooden outdoor enclosure cabinets or meter boxes.

Millboard was alsolocated within the duct work of Air Conditioning re-heating units. This is more specifically located around heating elements.

Product type Insulation boards and blocks (bonded)
Sub-Product type
Trading name(s)
Other name(s) Asbestos board, millboard lining
Build element Various manufacturing industries requiring boilers or furnaces, air conditioning, construction
Product identification
Millboard is white to grey in colour, soft flexible material which can be easily damaged.Similar non-asbestos products are made with asbestos substituting substances such as Rockwool mineral fibres, which provide heat-resistance.
Known uses Heat insulation for air-conditioning heater banks
Asbestos fibre type Chrysotile (white asbestos)
Crocidolite (blue asbestos)
Friable or Non-Friable Friable
Known Supplier(s)
Known place of manufacture
Date / period of manufacture Pre 1987
Building construction period 1900-1920,1921-1930,1931-1940,1941-1950,1951-1960,1961-1970,1970-1980,1981-1990,Pre 1900
Location Domestic home
  • Bathroom
  • Dining room
  • Dog kennels
  • Electrical
  • Fencing
  • Fireplace
  • Electrical
  • Plant
  • Electrical
  • Plant
      Other Public


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