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Phenolic Cotton Cloth (Canvas Bakelite)

 

Chemical Name: Phenolic Resin
   
Abbreviation:  
   
Common/ Trade Names: Canvas Bakelite,/Bakelite®, Tufnol®, Novasteen®
   
Properties:  

*Colour

Mid Brown & Black for graphite filled

*Form

Plate, Rod, Tube
   
Grades: Paper, Canvas Fine & Coarse (F1,F2& F3), Graphite Filled, Glass Filled
   
Applications: Bushes,Wear pads, Rollers, Insulators & Gears
   
Machining: Machines well but produces a fine dust that needs to be extracted away from the machine operator.
   
Types: Phenolic and Epoxide resin
   
Advantages: Good electrical insulation propertiesLow moisture absorptionThermal stabilityStrength (depends on the filler weave type)
   
Disadvantages: Very dusty to machine. Other Engineering plastics can provide greater wear properties.Mechanical properties are directional due to the weave; components can fail along the weave which is a shear plane.
   
Chemical Resistance: Excellent chemical and corrosion resistance

 

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