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What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is commonly found in many building materials and household items. Asbestos is a commercial term applied to the asbestiform varieties of six different minerals (See below).The properties of asbestos that caused it to be widely used commercially are:

  1. The ability to be separated into long, thin, flexible fibers
  2. High tensile strength
  3. Low thermal and electrical conductivity
  4. High mechanical and chemical durability
  5. High heat resistance

Click Here For More Information on the six regulated types of asbestos

PCM PCM (Phase Contrast Microscopy) Fiber Counting
TEM TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy) Asbestos Analysis
PLM PLM (Polarized Light Microscopy) Bulk Sample Analysis
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