Known as brown asbestos. The fibres are spiky which have good tensile strength. Used mainly between the 20’s and the late 60’s. Amosite was banned in the UK in 1986.
Known as white asbestos. The fibres are fine, soft and extremely resistant to heat and high temperatures. Chrysotile was made illegal in the UK in 1999.
Known as blue asbestos. The fibres are needle like and are stronger than other asbestos forms. It has been used since the 1880’s and was finally banned by the Asbestos (Prohibitions) Regulations in 1985.