Specialists in fabric reinforced laminates
A finer finish. Impact resistance. Improved electrical performance. Whatever properties you require from your fabric reinforced laminates, Attwater can help.
Attwater has been producing a fabric reinforced family of laminates for years. Each is established in many industry sectors and countless applications. And each meets the specific property requirements of International / European / British Standard BSEN60893.
Fabric reinforced laminate – grade specifics
The weave and quality of the cotton fabric used has a significant effect on the properties of the finished laminate as well as the ‘machinability’.
In general, the finer the weave, the better the machined finish. B10 and B10S grades, which employ a very high quality super-fine weave of 40 x 40 threads per centimetre, can be machined to a fine finish. Coarser weaves such as the B12 do not machine as finely, but exhibit better impact resistance and good overall mechanical properties.
Phenolic laminates with improved electrical properties
The application of special resins and cloth treatments improves the electrical performance of phenolic cotton laminates. You’ll find this improved level of performance in B10S and B12S grades.
Improved chemical, impact and abrasion resistance
The B42 laminate offers good chemical resistance and machinability thanks to the phenolic resin being substituted with an epoxy resin on a superfine cotton reinforcement.
The PE164 laminate switches cotton for polyester and is fabric bonded with an epoxy resin. It is ideal for uses demanding good mechanical properties, particularly impact strength and abrasion resistance.
Please contact us to find the right fabric reinforced laminate for your product.
Fabric reinforced laminates are ideal for:
- Electro mechanical components, washers, gaskets, bushes, tubes
- Electrical switchgear supports, packing, blocks, pads clamps sleeves
- Transformer packing blocks mounts
- Automotive mechanical parts, washers, gears
- Marine – Bearings, pulleys, fittings, mechanical components
- Aerospace – fairleads, clamping blocks, tubes gaskets
- General engineering machined parts