Phenolics/G10 Plastic Machining

Dense & hard material with superior chemical resistance

Made from a group of synthetic polymers, Phenolics resin comes from the reaction of phenol (an aromatic hydrocarbon) and formaldehyde. With a three dimensional network of these molecules, this unique structure gives them their exceptional strength and durability. Plastic parts machined from phenolics/G10 are great for high-temp applications, electrical components, insulators, and related applications. This plastic offers water and corrosive chemical resistance as well as superior dielectric strength.

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Key Facts About Phenolics/G10

  • High thermal and fire resistance
  • High mechanical strength and resilience
  • Excellent electrical insulation properties
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Great corrosive chemical resistance
  • Low water absorption rate
  • Low dissipation factor
  • Superior dielectric strength
  • Operate continuously in temperatures up to 284°F
  • Cost effective
  • Versatile and diverse applications
  • Limited UV resistance; can enhance with additives
Machined Phenolic & G10 components
Grade Product Characteristics Common Applications
Phenolics/G10Good density, water and chemical resistance, high impact strengthsCircuit boards, transformers, insulators

Properties & Characteristics

Phenolics grade G-10 is a dense, hard material with superior water and chemical resistance that can operate in temperatures up to 284F. In addition to exhibiting high tensile, compressive, flexural, and impact strengths, Phenolics is easy to machine. This polymer’s excellent dielectric strength and low dissipation factor make it a good choice for electronic applications.

Common Phenolics Applications

  • High temperature applications
  • Electrical components
  • Insulators