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What engineers need to know about Tufnol laminates


Selecting the right material

Correct material selection is essential to successful performance. The technical requirements of working environment, material properties and component performance must be balanced with economic factors such as cost, availability and production methods.


Choosing the right grade of laminates

TUFNOL laminates have a wide range of characteristics and it is important to select the correct type for each application. By highlighting the most common materials and their characteristics, the information on this website should assist in selecting the material most suited to your needs.


Application Guide For TUFNOL Laminates Typical choices


Application requirements Phenolic Paper Grades Phenolic Cotton Grades Epoxy Paper & Cotton Grades Polyester Glass Grades Glass Fabric Grades
General mechanical
Low voltage insulation
High voltage insulation
High temperature
Wear resistance
Low water absorption
Dimensional stability
Good machinability
Resistance to environment

Technical advice and information

Technical advice and information are freely available from Tufnol on both the common and the more sophisticated products in our range.