Phenolics, also known as Thermosets, are extremely versatile and machinable plastics that deliver unique properties by combining resins with composite materials. These composites include glass fiber, canvas, woven cotton and paper, blended with phenolic or epoxy resins, and resulting in materials with high strength and stiffness. Phenolics/thermosets have varying properties depending on the reinforcement material used.
Phenolic plastics are tough, light in weight, and corrosion resistant, and their insulating qualities include low dissipation factor and excellent dielectric strength, making them an ideal material for a variety of electrical and electronic applications. Certain grades of phenolics can also deliver exceptional flame resistance, through the incorporation of specially-formulated flame-retardant epoxy resins.
Polymershapes can help you select from a wide range of glass, canvas, cotton and paper phenolics/thermosets to deliver the properties ideal for your applications – contact us for the materials you need to go where your inspiration takes you!
Did you know Polymershapes has all the capabilities to be your one-stop shop for all your plastics needs? We offer a vast inventory of material solutions and associated products, and a wide range of exceptional value-added services that will help you exceed your customers’ expectations. Our experienced teams stand ready to deliver best-in-class conversion and fabrication, customer service and convenience.
Call upon our experienced and knowledgeable team to help you meet your needs for phenolics, and much, much more! – Contact your local Polymershapes facility today.