Laminates

Lam­i­nates (phe­no­lics, epoxy glass laminates)

Prop­er­ties

  • Ther­moset resin-impregnated rein­forc­ing mate­ri­als cured under heat and pressure
  • The resins are gen­er­ally phe­no­lic, sil­i­cone, melamine or epox­ies; the sub­strate mate­ri­als range from paper and cot­ton to glass.
  • Uni­formly dense and struc­turally strong
  • Will not soften appre­cia­bly under the reap­pli­ca­tion of heat
  • Extremely durable
  • Light­weight
  • Moisture-resistant
  • High mechan­i­cal and insu­lat­ing properties

Com­mon uses

  • Relays
  • Switches
  • Stand­offs
  • Bus bars
  • Wash­ers
  • Arc shields
  • Test boards, trans­form­ers and cir­cuit boards
  • Pan­els
  • Con­densers

Unlike other groups of plas­tic mate­ri­als, ther­moset plas­tic indus­trial lam­i­nates have their own stan­dards, which are pub­lished by the National Elec­tri­cal Man­u­fac­tur­ers Asso­ci­a­tion (NEMA), www.nema.org. The most com­mon NEMA ther­moset grades are:

  • C, CE (canvas-, cotton-, cloth-reinforced phe­no­lic) medium-weave cloth
  • G-10/ FR-4 (glass– cloth-reinforced epoxy)
  • G-11/FR-5 (like G-10 but higher temp)
  • G-5/G-9 (glass-, cloth-reinforced melamine)
  • G-7 (glass-, cloth-reinforced silicone)
  • GPO-1, GPO-2, GPO-3 (glass-mat rein­forced polyester)
  • L, LE (linen-, cotton-, cloth-reinforced phe­no­lic) fine-weave cloth
  • X, XX, XXX (paper-reinforced phenolic)

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Laminates and epoxy glass

Lam­i­nates and epoxy glass

Laminates and epoxy glass

Lam­i­nates and epoxy glass