Asbestos packing rope, also known as asbestos rope or asbestos packing, is a type of sealing material used in various applications that require high-temperature resistance and sealing properties. It is made from asbestos fibers, which have been historically used for their heat resistance and durability. Asbestos packing rope is commonly used in industrial settings, such as piping systems, boilers, furnaces, and other high-temperature equipment, where it acts as a sealing and gasketing material. It can withstand extreme temperatures, making it suitable for sealing applications in environments with hot gases, steam, or chemicals. However, it is important to note that asbestos is now widely recognized as a hazardous material due to its association with serious health risks, particularly lung diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma. Consequently, the use of asbestos packing rope has significantly declined, and alternative sealing materials are now preferred for safety reasons.