Behind the scenes: how Russia and Europe are fighting for asbestos

Throughout the first half of the 20th century, asbestos was considered a “miracle mineral” that was used almost everywhere but all was well until, in the 1970’s, asbestos mining companies in the USA and Western Europe became victims of anti-asbestos hysteria.

America and Chrysotile

On April 17, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had opted for a new regulation on the use of many asbestos-cement products.

No case of cancer has been found due to drinking water from AC roof sheets

(Lai Chau Newspaper) AC roof sheets have been produced in Vietnam since 1963 with the main blending components including 7-10 percent of chrysotile fiber, 90 percent of cement and other additives. With superior properties such as high elasticity and strength, good friction resistance, resistance to alkaline environment, electrical insulation, thermal insulation, persistence ect., chrysotile helps create over-50-year-old AC roof sheet products. In fact, this material has met rigorous consumer standards such as good thermal insulation, persistence under climate changes, sea steam, hoarfrost, kitchen smoke or acids in fences of cattle and poultry.

The story of AC roof sheet industry after 60-year existence with people

(Thai Binh Newspaper) Around the year of 1963, AC roof sheets (also called chrysotile-cement sheets) were manufactured in our country. With suporior characteristics such as good quality, high durability, resistance to typical hot and humid climate and large temperature difference, especially in coastal areas and mountainous areas, AC roof sheets are preferred by people.

20 days of “assembling” a dream house for the poor

(Dantri) In less than a month, new materials including colored roof sheets, flat fiber cement wall panels and light concrete were used to build a solid house with unexpected aesthetic efficiency, considerable time saving and cost saving.

The diversification of fiber cement products in Vietnam

(Construction Newspaper) The competition in the roofing sheet industry encourages domestic chrysotile-cement enterprises to transform themselves into modern technology and successfully manufacture new colored fiber cement products with diversified types.