Plastic Machining with Phenolics/G10 Plastic

Pete Poodiack, VP of Sales and Marketing at Controlled Fluidics, talks about Phenolics/G10 plastic and what makes it a popular material for plastic machining and fabrication.

Welcome. In this video, we’re talking about the G10 grade of phenolics. This is a tense and hard material but it also has very high tensile, compressive, and flexural strength. Those qualities make phenolics G10 ideal for applications where a component is likely to face a lot of tension, bending, or compression. 

The G10 grade is also very impact resistant, and it offers superior water and chemical resistance. Due to a low dissipation factor coupled with its high dielectric strength, phenolics G10 is popular for electrical components. At Controlled Fluidics, we see this material used in a lot of circuit boards, transformers, and insulators.

It’s ideal for high-temperature applications, and it can operate continuously in temperatures up to 284 degrees Fahrenheit.

This only covers the basics. Learn more about Phenolics/G10 on our materials page.