Type ZIRCAL-95 Refractory Board is produced from a combination of natural organic fibers and inert reinforcing fillers in a high density calcium silicate hydrate matrix. Designed as a substitute for asbestos cement boards, ZIRCAL-95 is useful as structural and electrical insulation in applications with temperatures to 1100°C(2000°F). ZIRCAL-95's surface is sanded smooth. It has a uniform consistency making it a useful source for custom machined insulating parts. ZIRCAL-95 combines low thermal conductivity and good dielectric properties with high mechanical strength. It is hygroscopic and contains a small amount of moisture. For certain high temperature electrical insulation applications, ZIRCAL-95 should be thoroughly dried for 24 hours at 100°C-150°C. It is ideal for use as press platen insulation, foundry core and blow plates, induction furnace casing, electrical resistance insulation, hot glass handling, as well as many others.