Title: Synthetic Fibers in Thin-Section Cement Products: A Review of the State of the Art
Author(s): D. M. Gale
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 1-10
Keywords: aramids; asbestos; carbon; cellulose fibers; durability; esters; fiber reinforced concretes; nylon fibers; pipes (tubes); polyethylene; polypropylene fibers; polyvinyl alcohol; pulp; reinforcing materials; sheets; synthetic fibers; General
Since the turn of the century, thin-section asbestos-cement sheet and pipe products have been manufactured. Health and environmental concerns regarding the use of asbestos have led to a worldwide search for alternative fibers. Paper reviews the state of the art in using synthetic fibers to replace asbestos in fiber-cement products.