FED. SPEC. LP-509A TYPE II/CE / MIL-P-15035FBE / MIL-I-24768/14 TYPE FBG.
Industrial Phenolic Laminates are made by applying heat and pressure to layers of paper, canvas, linen or glass cloth impregnated with synthetic themosetting resins. When heat and pressure are applied to the layers, a chemical reaction (polymerization) transforms the separate layers into a single laminated material with a "set" shape that cannot be softened again - therefore, these materials are called "thermosets". A variety of resin types and cloth materials can be used to manufacture thermoset laminates with a range of mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties.

Physical strength, resiliency, ease and versatility of fabrication, and excellent electrical properties make Phenolic Laminates useful as support components in a wide range of mechanical and electrical applications. Phenolic Laminates are strong, stiff, and have high impact and compressive strengths. And they do not soften upon re-heating, so they are easy to saw, drill, tap, and machine with ordinary tools.

Medium weave cotton cloth fabrics are mixed with phenolic resins to provide good wear resistance, low moisture absorption, and good mechanical strength at economical cost. Canvas-based phenolics are used for structural supports, piston rings, gears, spacers, and bearing surfaces.

Unit of Measure


N/A ± 0.003 in


N/A 4 ft

Density (ASTM D792)

N/A 0.050 g/cm³

Hardness - Rockwell (ASTM D785)

N/A M100

Tensile Strength - Lengthwise (ASTM D638)

N/A 11000 psi

Tensile Strength - Crosswise (ASTM D638)

N/A 9000 psi

Flexural Strength - Lengthwise (ASTM D790)

N/A 17500 psi

Flexural Strength - Crosswise (ASTM D790)

N/A 15000 psi

Flexural Modulus - Lengthwise (ASTM D790)

N/A 1600000 psi

Flexural Modulus - Crosswise (ASTM D790)

N/A 1500000 psi

Compressive Strength

N/A 37000 psi

Izod Impact Strength, Notched - Lengthwise (ASTM D256)

N/A 1.7 ft·lb/in

Izod Impact Strength, Notched - Crosswise (ASTM D256)

N/A 1.5 ft·lb/in

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion - Lengthwise

N/A 1.10 x 10-5 in/in/ºF

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion - Crosswise

N/A 1.22 x 10-5 in/in/ºF

Maximum Operating Temperature

N/A 257 ºF

Flammability Rating (UL 94)


Dielectric Strength - Short Time, 0.125" (ASTM D149)

N/A 550 V/mil