Phenolics /Laminates

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

These materials were originally 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.

This high temperature resistant material has been 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.

Common Specifications Covering These Materials:

NEMA* Grade Mil Specification Type
• XXX MIL-I-24768/10 PBE
• CE MIL-I-24768/14 FBG
• LE MIL-I-24768/13 FBE
• G-7 MIL-I-24768/17 GSG
• G-9 MIL-I-24768/1 GME
• FR4 MIL-I-24768/27 GEE-F
• G-10 (True) MIL-I-24768/2 GEE
• G-11 MIL-I-24768/3 GEB
The * NEMA = National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association

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.

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

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.

Typical Resin 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

Chem. Resistance ChartMfg. Data Sheet- Paper

Canvas & Linen Data
Machining Guidelines

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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.