Laminates

 

Paper Base, Canvas, Linen Phenolic, G-10 Epoxy, G-10 FR4



These materials were invented by Dr. Leo Baekeland in 1907, and is claimed to be the first synthetic thermoset plastic material, and was first called Bakelite. Several other base and resin materials are also available; Polyester, Melamine, Nylon and more. A high temperature resistant material used in numerous applications for over 100 years. Other laminate trade names: Phenolic, Micarta, Phenolfab, Phenolkraft, Ryertex, Garolite, Spauldite and Texolite. Please call with additional questions or specification assistance.

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  • Why you should use Laminates:

    • They all have Very High Electrical Properties
    • Laminates Are Very Stiff and Rigid Materials
    • Are Machinable Material with Excellent Mechanical Properties
    • Great for flat Table Top, Electrical Insulators and Mechanical Parts

    This materials is…an excellent insulation material – used in mechanical and wear parts.

    • Excellent Electrical Insulation Properties
    • Very stiff with exceptional dimensional stability
    • Several grades depending on your demanding application

  • Grades Available:

    Paper Base Laminates;

    (X, XX, XXX, XP) – Composed of layers of paper base impregnated with a phenolic resin binder. It has excellent electrical properties with fair mechanical strength. Outstanding for use as a template material or backup stock material. It can certify to NEMA XX (in XX Grade), and MIL-I-24768/10 or 11

     

    Canvas Base Laminates;

    (C and CE) – This grade is composed of a continuous cotton woven cloth impregnated with a phenolic resin binder. This grade contains a medium weave canvas fabric and is known primarily for it’s mechanical properties. Not recommended for primary insulation. It can certify to NEMA C/CE, and MIL-I-24768/14 or 16

    Linen Base Laminates;

    (L and LE) – This grade is composed of a continuous cotton woven cloth impregnated with a phenolic resin binder. This grade contains a fine weave linen, and like canvas phenolic, is known for it’s mechanical properties. The finer weave allows for machining more intricate details than the Canvas, ie: small gear teeth. It can certify to NEMA L/LE, and MIL-I-24768/13 or 15

     

    G-10 / FR4 Laminates;

    (G-10 and G-10 FR4) – The most versatile all-around laminate, this grade is comprised of layers of a continuous glass woven fabric base impregnated with an epoxy resin binder. It has extremely high mechanical strength, good dielectric loss properties, both wet and dry. Extremely abrasive while machining, diamond tooling is recommended. It can certify to NEMA FR4, and MIL-I-24768/27

     

    Still not sure a ‘Laminate’ is the proper material for your application, consult our free Plastic Materials Selection Guide.

     

    These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied.

  • Materials Available As

    Machined Phenolic Parts, Canvas, Linen

    Laminate Availability:

    Sheet, Rod and Tube:

    Sheets .005″ – 4″ thick, Rods from .125″ – 10″ diameter, Tubing – Massive Selection Of Sizes

    A Huge Variety of Sizes Are Available Depending On Grade. Call For Detailed Availability On Your Requirement.

    Also Available: Polyester, Nylon and Melamine Resins and other Specialty Grades. Please Call.

     

    These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied.

  • Laminates are a common plastic ‘building block’, used in numerous applications. From model making to FDA compliant parts. In stock and ready to ship, cut to size or we can provide ‘blanks’ to ease your production.

     

    Typical Material Properties:

    General Property ASTM
    Test
    Paper
    Base
    Canvas
    Base
    Linen
    Base
    G- 10 FR-4
    Specific Gravity D792 1.34 1.35 1.34 1.82
    Tensile Strength Yield D638 13,000-20,000 7,500 8,500 35,000
    Izod Impact – Notched D256 .35 1.4 1.1 5.5
    Hardness – Rockwell D785 M105 M104 M105 M110
    Max. Operating Temperature 285 265 265 285
    Dielectric Constant 500 360 360 400

    These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied

  • “We had been using paper phenolic for a spacer in our electrical product, and found that the G-10 sheet worked dramatically better. I appreciate the guidance.” – Barry F.

    “I thought that phenolic was phenolic. You showed me that there are dozens of grades, and helped me find the perfect sheet for our application. Thanks.” – Yazmin R.


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These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied.
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