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Vulcanized Fibre

What is VULCANIZED FIBRE?

vulcanized Fiber sheet
vulcanized fiber tube

Vulcanized Fibre is a low pressure laminate. Vulcanized Fibre is one of the oldest plastics with its earliest form dating back to 1879. It is formed by the reaction between natural wood or cotton "fibres" and various chemicals such as zinc chloride, acids, and bases to produce a slurry.

The slurry is then flattened under heat or steam by hydraulic presses or rolls. This method produces finished thin calendered sheets and thick hydraulic pressed sheet. The desired thickness is achieved by laminating these thin continuous fibre sheets.

Vulcanized fibre can be machined in much the same way as other plastics. It can easily be formed, bent, sawed, sheared, punched, milled, turned, and drilled. Applications should be limited to temperatures below 425 degrees F.

What is FISH PAPER?

Fish Paper is thin (from .005" to .062") and flexible vulcanized fibre. It is a special grade of fibre sheet with superior chemical properties. It can be furnished in roll form in thicknesses from .005" to .093". It has superior bending qualities, and is especially suitable for barrier shielding insulation. The standard sheet is 54" X 84".

"Properties", Applications" and "Availabilities" for the Vulcanized Fibre Sheet and Rod are at the bottom of this page.

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Properties, Applications and Availabilities for the Vulcanized FibreSheet and Rod


Properties

Applications

Availabilities

Tear resistance Die cutting Rod: .125" to .875"
Arc resistant Gaskets Sheet: .005" to 2.000"
Arc quenching Handles Tubing: from .125 I.D. to 3.000" O.D.
Electrical insulating Abrasive disc backing Standard Color: Gray. Red and black also available
Long wearing Barrier  
Excellent forming and punching Terminal strips  
Impact strength and resilience Motor insulation  
  Armatures  
  Brush holders  
  Die Pads  
  Washers  
  Tags  
  Arc shields  
  Transformer insulation  
  Switch insulation  
  Fuse Cartridges  
  Coil forms  
     
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