Several strands of yarn can be twisted or braided to produce the yarn or rope of a higher diameter.
The yarn can be reinforced with ductile metal wires such as brass, copper, zinc, lead, inconel, monel, stainless steel, etc.
Reinforcement with filaments of metal wire offers particular properties in the end product, such as heat dissipation,
high temperature resistance, strength retention or particular friction properties. It can also be spun in combination
with cotton or yarns made with man-made fibres to give an added advantage of higher strength and flexibility
in lower temperature applications.
Asbestos yarn can also be treated with high quality lubricants, oil resisting compounds, PTFE and coated with
flake graphite or mica for specific applications.
SERVICE : Asbestos yarn has a wide range of applications—in heat insulation, sealing, electrical insulations,
fire protection, friction materials, etc. Asbestos yarn is also used for packing valve spindles, lagging small
pipes, sealing joints in flexible metallic tubings, packing for bib-cocks at low pressure steam, sewing asbestos
mattresses, in switch and fuse gear, braiding of electric cables, weaving of electrical resistance kits, cushions
for glass in patent glazing bars.
In addition to this, the asbestos yarn forms a base for the manufacture of packings, tubings and cloths which service
the wide ranging needs of any industry.