The soft, glossy, long and white fibers are pressed into sheets. Chrysolite asbestos has a fine and long staple that has lot of strength and flexibility. The fiber does not burn, but melts at a sufficiently high temperature. It is rustproof and acid proof.
Asbestos has been used in making fire fighting and fire resistant fabrics. It is used to manufacture commercial furnishings including theater curtains, draperies etc.