Canvas Phenolic Grade Laminate

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Canvas phenolic laminate is a thermoset material featuring high machinability and good wear resistance, making it ideal for producing components with tight tolerances. At Atlas Fibre, we manufacture this material and other high-quality phenolic laminates valuable for fabricating various solutions.

What Is Grade C Phenolic?

Grade C canvas phenolic results from introducing layers of canvas impregnated with synthetic phenol-based resins to pressure and heat. Doing so causes a chemical reaction called polymerization, which turns the multiple layers into a single “hardened” one.

Vital mechanical and technical properties* of this material include:

  • Specific gravity: 1.35
  • M-scale hardness: 103
  • Water absorption — 24 hours: 1.60
  • Maximum temperature: 125° Celsius (257° Fahrenheit)
  • Tensile strength: 37,000 pounds per square inch (psi) [255 megapascals (MPa)]
  • Bond strength: 2,000 psi (13 MPa)
  • Flexural strength – LW -A 0.125″: 22,000 psi (151 MPa)
  • Compressive strength: 11,200 psi (77 MPa)
  • Izod impact strength at 49°C — LW: 1.95
  • Shear strength: 14,000 psi (96 MPa)
  • Flammability rating: 94HB

*Atlas Fibre LLC provides this data as information only and does not imply any warranty for its use or application. Test results for a specific sheet or lot are available for a fee upon request.


Canvas phenolic laminate machines well with standard tools. We offer this material in numerous sizes and tube, rod, or sheet form to meet your unique component needs.

Benefits of Grade C Phenolic

Phenolic C resin material is a cost-effective solution suitable for higher-temp operating environments.

Phenolic C resin material is a cost-effective solution offering the following advantages:

  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Quiet, nonabrasive machining
  • Nonsparking
  • Good mechanical properties combined with toughness
  • Compliance with military spec MIL-I-24768/14 and NEMA C standards
  • High moisture resistance
  • Increased impact strength
  • Suitability for higher-temp operating environments
  • Economy
  • Extreme flame resistance for explosion-proof environments

Those who need comparable properties and benefits combined with electrical conductivity should consider our canvas CE-grade phenolic laminate.

Material Applications for C-Grade Phenolic

C-grade phenolic is compatible with many components, including:

  • Piston rings
  • Rollers
  • Gears
  • Pulleys
  • Insulators
  • Bearings and bushings
  • Gaskets
  • Structural supports
  • Tabletops
  • Sheaves
  • Spacers
  • Guides
  • Washers

Request a Free Quote From Atlas Fibre

Atlas Fibre is North America’s most trusted manufacturer of thermoset composite laminates. We offer factory-direct pricing to businesses continent-wide to help you fabricate simpler, lighter-weight, more reliable, and longer-lasting products. Many of our options are in stock and ready to ship the same day you order.

Thanks to its robust properties, our canvas C-grade phenolic may be ideal for applications beyond those listed above. Please contact us if you have questions about its viability for your specific use. Our teams have over 65 years of expertise in thermoset manufacturing to provide unparalleled purchasing guidance.

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