Superior grades of chrysotile fibres are used in the manufacture of "Asbestos Textiles". The particular
properties of asbestos which enable its fibres to be used in textiles are : length, strength, toughness,
purity and flexibility.
These fibres are subjected to exacting treatment of opening, cleaning and blending, and processed through carding, spinning and other stages. A small percentage of high wet modulus organic fibres are incorporated with asbestos fibre to facilitate the processing.
Eastwell Asbestos Industries (Pvt) Ltd., has equipped itself with the most modern MEK German plant for processing, carding and spinning of asbestos fibres for silver and yarn manufacture, and sulzer looms for manufacturer of cloth. The Company believes in setting up high standards of quality at sustained levels. Therefore, the machineries are equipped with electronic nucleonic to control gauges.
The yarn forms the basis for the variety of asbestos textile products such as :
Twisted ropes, plaited packings, fibre filled rope laggings, caulking ropes, cloth etc.
Asbestos Textiles, either used alone or in conjunction with other materials, have found their uses in many specialized applications, not only in the moderate temperature ranges upto 6000C but also in applications where the material may be exposed to high temperatures of upto 25000C, albeit for very short periods.
In applications involving such high temperatures, asbestos textiles, perhaps combined with resins and binders, can provide materials Processing unique properties such as : low thermal conductivity, high degree of resistance to thermal shock, excellent dimensional stability and the property of uniform ablation.
The asbestos textiles products service the needs of the industry in a number of general and specialised applications, such as thermal insulations, fire protection, packings and jointings, diaphragms for electrolytic cells, base material for friction materials and industrial plastics, etc.