Canvas Electrical Phenolic Laminate

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Canvas electric phenolic is a durable, cost effective, and lightweight thermoset composite ideal for electrical applications. Atlas Fibre is proud to be a trusted manufacturing source for this and more premium-quality phenolic solutions throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

What Is Electrical-Grade Canvas Phenolic?

Electrical-grade canvas phenolic is a plastic manufactured by heating and pressurizing multiple layers of canvas fabric. The material contains phenolic resins that polymerize when introduced to these elements. As a result, it produces a single, rigid composite with good electrical insulating properties.

Our CE-grade canvas phenolic boasts the following key properties*:

  • Bond strength: 1,900 pounds per square inch (psi) [13 megapascals (MPa)]
  • Compressive strength: 10,000 psi (68 MPa)
  • Flammability rating: 94HB
  • Flexural strength – LW -A 0.125″: 17,000 psi (117 MPa)
  • Izod impact strength at 49°C – LW: 1.70
  • Maximum operating temperature: 125° Celsius (257° Fahrenheit)
  • Rockwell M-scale hardness: 100
  • Shear strength: 14,000 psi (96 MPa)
  • Specific gravity: 1.37
  • Tensile strength: 36,000 psi
  • Water absorption — 24 hours: 2.00

*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.


CE canvas phenolic is highly machinable and compatible with the following processes:

  • Punching
  • Drilling
  • Shearing
  • Cutting
  • Milling
  • Sanding
  • Turning
  • Tapping

We offer ours in tubes, rods, and sheets in numerous sizes.

Benefits of Grade CE Phenolic

Many manufacturers turn to our grade CE phenolic because it:

  • Boasts higher impact strength than XX paper phenolic.
  • Offers superior rigidity at cost-effective pricing.
  • Meets military spec MIL-I-24768/16 and NEMA C guidelines.
  • Features high dimensional stability and excellent creep resistance.
  • Has excellent mechanical strength.
  • Offers safety for use in explosion-proof applications.

This material features a cotton canvas subsurface with a coarser weave than linen. We recommend considering our LE-grade thermoset composite for electrical applications involving small geometries where surface finish is vital.

Material Applications for CE Phenolic

Thermoset phenolic in grade CE is perfect for producing components like the following:

  • Insulators
  • Gears
  • Transformers
  • Pulleys
  • Jigs
  • Guides
  • Washers
  • Fixtures
  • Sheaves
  • Bushings
  • Rollers
  • Wear pads

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Atlas Fibre boasts a 65-year history as North America’s choice for thermoset composite laminates, including CE-grade phenolic. Today, we continue innovating and improving to bring businesses across the continent solutions for making their products lighter, simpler, more durable, and more reliable.

As a long-time thermoset plastics manufacturer, we’re uniquely positioned to serve your company’s needs for expertise and availability. Our teams have decades of industry experience for unmatched product knowledge and will happily answer your questions. We carry the continent’s largest in-stock inventory, with many options ready for same-day shipment.

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