Many applications require you to create a barrier that blocks heat, electricity, or moisture. In that case, you need insulating materials. Atlas Fibre has a large inventory of thermoset insulation materials. We can help you determine which material types best meet your needs and provide the required insulation.
Insulation is a barrier that keeps energy from transferring through a surface. There are many uses for insulation, from limiting heat transfer to blocking electricity.
Types of insulation include:
The type of materials you need for thermoset insulation depends on your purpose and project goals.
Phenolic composite laminate insulation has excellent thermal insulating properties, as the phenolic composite has low thermal conductivity. That means only a minimal thickness is required to achieve ideal thermal performance targets.
In addition to its thermal insulating properties, phenolic composites performs well in the case of fire, in many cases the material can be produced with a UL V-0 rating, meaning that a vertical burn will self-extinguish within 10 seconds. It produces little smoke and will harden and char rather than melt.
Another common use for thermoset insulation is in cable connectors. Cable connectors join electrical components, such as wires, circuit boards and cables, producing an electrical circuit. They need insulation to protect the components from extreme temperatures and chemical corrosion.
Atlas Fibre has machining and fabricating capabilities for various composite materials. Our machines include CNC mills, lathes, routers, and Swiss CNC. We work with all types of phenolic and glass thermosets and will help you determine which material will best meet your insulation needs. Our team will also machine thermoplastics, which may provide the insulating properties your project requires.
We have more than six decades of experience and maintain the largest in-stock inventory of composite materials and stock parts in North America. Our facility in Illinois contains more than $8 million of raw materials. We also have over $4 million in inventory at our partner facilities.