Plastim Phenolic Paper Grade

Paper Grade Phenolic

Overview

This material is made by applying heat and pressure to layers of paper or glass cloth impregnated with synthetic resin. When heat and pressure are applied to the layers, a chemical reaction (polymerization) transforms the layers into a high-pressure thermosetting industrial laminated plastic.

Benefits:

Good strength
Good wear resistance.
Good machining qualities.
Low water absorption.
Good dimensional stability.
Good electrical properties.
Good resistance to high impact, lower compared to coarser weave grades.
Good chemical and corrosion resistance.

Weaknesses:

Very dusty to machine.
Other plastics can offer greater wear properties.
Mechanical properties are directional due to the weave.
Components can fail along the weave which is a shear plane.

Applications:

This product is commonly used for components with intricate features which need accuracy and a fine machined finish.
Terminal boards.
Mounting panels.
Tag strips.
Coil formers.
Insulating sleeves and bushes.
Insulated enclosures.
Insulating spacers.