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UKP as a Replacement for Asbestos
UKP Markets in East Asia

UKP as a Replacement for Asbestos

Asbestos is a type of natural fibrous mineral. It was used widely in construction materials due to its low cost and such excellent physical properties as heat resistance, as well as heat and sound insulation. However, it became known that the inhalation of asbestos over long periods of time can trigger the growth of malignant tumors, including lung cancer. Today, it is either banned or being replaced in a number of industries.

UKP is receiving attention as a replacement for construction-purpose asbestos. The Company’s Cellofiber is also gaining support as a replacement for asbestos because it is harmless to people. Cellofiber is used as reinforcement for interior/exterior construction materials and roof tiles (slate tiles). It is also used in various types of water absorbents and oil blotters. UKP thus contributes to the formation of industries that are gentle to people.

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