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Insulating Cement and Asbestos

Asbestos was long thought to be one of the best and most versatile construction materials. It was inexpensive, easy to work with, and incredibly sturdy. Additionally, it was able to withstand very high temperatures, and was even useful for containing and stopping the spread of fire. Manufactures used the naturally occurring mineral as a key ingredient in a variety of products like plaster, wallboards and bricks.

Similarly, cement is looked upon as being an exemplary building block for the construction industry. It is strong, durable, and a major component in all types of concrete. Furthermore, it provides a good looking and professional finish for the outer coating of all concrete based products.

When asbestos and cement were combined, the result was extraordinary. Insulating Cement contained a large amount of asbestos, which made it even stronger and more resistant to heat. It was used in a variety of settings, primarily in work places that produced high temperatures such as oil refineries, power plants, chemical plants and aluminum plants.

Still a Threat Today

Although the mixture of asbestos and cement was built to last, the process of combining the two had to come to an end. This happened during the 1970's when scientists made a startling discovery that would change the face of the manufacturing industry: asbestos was found to be poisonous. Exposure to asbestos is one of the main causes of chronic respiratory conditions like asbestosis, and a type of cancer known as mesothelioma (including pericardial mesothelioma). There is no cure for mesothelioma cancer. View our mesothelioma information page to learn more about the disease.

Insulating Cement that contained the hazardous material was banned, and a new mixture had to be created. Although the revised list of ingredient is safe, old blocks of cement can still be a threat if they are found in public locations. As long as the cement is in one solid piece, there is no danger. However, cracked or crumbling cement can allow minute particles of asbestos to get out into the air, allowing nearby people to breathe in small amounts of the toxins.

There are certified professionals who are trained to deal with the removal and disposal of asbestos based goods. No one who is untrained in the proper techniques should ever attempt to touch or move such goods for any reason, as doing so could be extremely dangerous. If you suspect that anything in your home or office may be contain asbestos, contact a hazardous materials expert.

Insulating Cement Products Containing Asbestos

The following partial list of insulating cement products were known to contain asbestos:

Product Name Start Year End Year
AC & S Armatemp Insulating Cement 1967 1974
Celotex Carey Insulating Cement
Combustion Engineering Calcrete Insulating Cement 1964 1970
Combustion Engineering Castablock Insulating Cement 1965 1966
Combustion Engineering Hilite Insulating Cement
Combustion Engineering Kaiser Hard Top Insulating Cement 1964 1972
Combustion Engineering Stick-Tite Insulating Cement 1963 1972
Combustion Engineering Super 711 Insulating Cement
Combustion Engineering Super Finish Insulating Cement 1965 1968
Combustion Engineering Super Finish Stick-Tite Insulating Cement 1963 1972
Combustion Engineering Super Stick-Tite Insulating Cement 1963 1972
Eagle Picher Super "66" Insulating Cement
Eagle-Picher 43 Insulating Cement 1944 1971
Eagle-Picher Hylo Insulating Cement 1963 1971
Eagle-Picher Insulating Cement 1936
Eagle-Picher One-Cote Insulating Cement 1960 1971
Eagle-Picher Super 66 Insulating Cement 1930 1971
Empire Ace Insulating Cement
Fibreboard Caltemp Insulating Cement
Fibreboard F1 Insulating Cement
Fibreboard Pabco 85% Magnesia Insulating Cement 1941 1971
Fibreboard Pabco Insulating Cement 1941 1971
Fibreboard Prasco Insulating Cement 1928 1957
Fibreboard Super Caltemp Insulating Cement
Foster Wheeler Ouik-Set Insulating Cement
Foster Wheeler Super 48 Insulating Cement 1970
GAF Calsilite Insulating Cement 1940 1971
GAF Insulating Cement
GAF Ruberoid 115 Insulating Cement 1936 1975
GAF Ruberoid 203 Insulating Cement
GAF Ruberoid 214 Insulating Cement 1937 1975
GAF Ruberoid Calsilite Insulating Cement
GAF Ruberoid Vermont Asbestos 7M Insulating Cement
Johns Manville 352 Insulating Cement 1922 1973
Johns Manville Insulating Cement 1930 1973
Keene Baldwin-Hill Insulating Cement
Keene B-H #1 Insulating Cement
Keene Enduro Insulating Cement 1924 1955
Keene No. 1 Insulating Cement 1938 1971
Keene No. 1 Plus Insulating Cement 1938 1971
Keene Super Powerhouse Insulating Cement 1957 1971
Keene Thermalite Insulating Cement 1950 1974
M.H. Detrick Calcrete Insulating Cement 1949 1964
M.H. Detrick Hilite Insulating Cement 1959 1964
M.H. Detrick Insulating Cement 1943 1958
M.H. Detrick MW Insulating Cement 1937 1956
M.H. Detrick Super 711 Insulating Cement 1956 1964
M.H. Detrick Utility Thermal Insulating Cement 1956 1964
National Gypsum Gold Bond Insulating Cement
National Gypsum Gold Bond No. 340 Insulating Cement 1944 1946
National Gypsum RockWool Insulating Cement
Owens-Corning Fiberglass Insulating Cement
Pittsburgh Corning Unarco Insulating Cement #50
Pittsburgh Corning Unarco Insulating Cement #75
Plibrico Plisulate Insulating Cement
Rock Wool Delta Maid One Shot Insulating Cement 1958 1970
Rock Wool Delta Maid High Temp Insulating Cement 1958 1970
Rock Wool Delta Maid High Temp-Master Insulating Cement 1958 1970
Rock Wool Insulation Cement
Unarco Insulating Cement
United States Mineral Cafco Cominco All-Purpose Insulating Cement
United States Mineral Cafco Cominco Mono-Ply Insulating Cement
W.R. Grace High Temp Insulating Cement 1938 1970

Recourse if You Were Exposed

Many people have been afflicted by asbestos found in Insulating Cement and other products. Many of these individuals have chosen to file lawsuits against manufacturers using mesothelioma attorneys. Are you included in the number of those who developed malignant mesothelioma from this toxic substance? Then you may be eligible to file your own personal injury claim as well. Learn more about this procedure and what you should do by ordering a copy of our complimentary brochure today.

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