A natural material made up of fine fibres. This description covers a number of fibrous silicate minerals such as calcium magnesium silicate. Use very restricted due to health implications.

brake shoes, clutch linings

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Density 2400 kgm-3Clip
Melting Point 1420 KClip
Specific heat capacity 1050 Jkg-1K-1Clip
Thermal conductivity 0.17 Wm-1K-1Clip
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See also: Asbestosis.

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Subjects: Chemistry Mechanical Engineering