Micarta Phenolic Machining & Laminates

Close Tolerance Micarta Machining

Micarta® plastics, also known as Phenolic laminates, are an industrial laminated plastic created with resin-based thermoset materials reinforced with fiberglass, cotton cloth, paper, carbon fiber or other substrates by applying heat and pressure to these layers. There are several resins for Micarta laminates, which include Phenolic, epoxy, silicone, and melamine. The Micarta laminates have an excellent strength, and a strong resistance to heat, stress, and corrosive chemicals. Phenolic laminates are commonly used in electrical insulation, aerospace, automotive, and several other applications. Vanderveer Industrial Plastics have these laminates in raw material form and specialize in close tolerance Micarta machining.

IL Norplex manufactures the Micarta® brand. As such, Vanderveer Industrial Plastics utilizes IL Norplex materials for Micarta machining and close tolerance Micarta machining. Vanderveer offers several grades of Micarta laminates, including G10, G11, FR4, FR5, and much more. Since Vanderveer Industrial Plastics is AS 9100 certified, all grades of Micarta plastics meet several MIL-I standards. Vanderveer Industrial Plastics have been G10 & FR4 CNC Machining specialists since 1951.

Also, Vanderveer Industrial Plastics offers Micarta/Phenolic materials in sheet, rod, and tube that adhere to NEMA standards.

There are many NEMA Thickness Tolerances offered by Vanderveer Industrial Plastics.

FR4 Machined Parts   G10 Machined Parts  

Micarta Industrial Laminates

Key Properties of Micarta:

  • Excellent dielectric strength
  • Lightweight
  • Good machinability
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Machinability

Proven Applications for Micarta:

  • Heavy equipment
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Electronic & Semiconductor
  • Electrical Insulation

Vanderveer Industrial Plastics utilizes ILNorplex materials, and as a result, they machine without difficulty. Several grades of Micarta® G10 & FR4 are available. For additional information on Micarta® G10 & FR4 plastic materials, contact your local Vanderveer Industrial Plastics representative or call Vanderveer Industrial Plastics at 714.579.7700.

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