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|Tufnol Glass Laminates|
Tufnol Phenolic paper grades are strong, rigid and very economical. They have good electrical insulating properties and they are used in a wide range of electrical installations, in equipment where rigid electrical insulation material is required. The higher specification grades are chosen for higher voltage and for greater electrical stability in conditions of varying humidity.
The impact strength of Tufnol phenolic paper grades is not as high as materials in other groups and they are not usually chosen where toughness, bearing properties or high stress carrying capabilities are required. However, the lowest cost grades in this group represent excellent value as rigid non-metallic materials and they are used in a very wide range of less demanding applications.
Good quality general purpose electrical insulation grade
Kite Brand is the most widely used of all phenolic paper grades, wherever a good quality general purpose electrical insulation material is required. It is used for a multitude of different applications at low, medium and high voltages, including such items as terminal boards, mounting panels, tag strips, coil farmers, insulating sleeves and bushes, busbar supports, tool and instrument handles, coil supports, insulated enclosures, brush holders, insulating spacers and special purpose plugs and sockets.
Low cost commercial grade
This material is used for many electrical components where low voltage insulation is required. In addition, the low cost and all round properties of Tufnol Grade 1P/13, make it a popular choice for many less-demanding mechanical duties. Consequently, it is used for a multitude of different engineering parts, such as spacers, base plates, side plates and simple jigs and fixtures, in addition to the usual range of electrical insulation components.
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High specification phenolic paper laminate
Heron Brand is used in electrical applications where high insulation performance is required, with stable properties in a moist or humid environment. Items such as terminal boards, mounting plates, cover plates and insulating spacers have frequently been made. This grade has been largely superseded by the use of epoxy and other materials in such applications and is retained in our range for instances where it is needed for particular specification requirements.
Grade 2P/20 is used where punched parts are required from a good quality, rigid insulation material. A wide range of small electrical components are made from this material, including tag strips, mounting boards, component holders, switch operating arms, insulating washers, plug bases and back plates.
A flame retardant paper based grade, specially formulated to give low smoke output and low smoke toxicity. Electrical properties similar to Kite Brand.
Tufnol Grade 1P/24 is used in electrical applications where a high quality electrical insulating sheet is required with the additional protection of improved fire properties. Many conventional insulation applications would benefit from the use of flame retardant materials and the low smoke and good spread of flame performance offered by Grade 1P/24 is of particular importance in areas where escape from fire may be restricted. It can be used for items such as terminal boards, mounting plates, busbars and cable supports in railway applications, ships and ferries and a wide range of underground and restricted access areas.
A medium specification electrical grade meeting BS EN 60893 Type PF CP 203 requirements.
This material is usually selected where electrical performance slightly above that of a basic commercial paper grade is required, with a minimum effect on cost. It is used for a wide range of electrical items, such as terminal boards, mounting panels and tag strips.
A good quality electrical insulating material, characteristics similar to Kite Brand. Available in solid moulded sections to complement the Kite Brand range of sheet and hollow moulded sections.
This grade is used wherever a rod, bar or other solid moulded section of paper based laminate is required. Items such as insulated end caps, turned spacers, mounting posts, electrode supports and insulated conveyor hanger posts often require a round rod section. Also, Swan Brand rectangular moulded bar may be preferred for certain components, such as mounting blocks, where tapped holes are drilled in several different directions.
|Rod thickness||Sheet thickness||Tubes O.D.|
|Kite Brand Tufnol||N/A||0.8mm - 25mm||10mm - 228mm|
|Tufnol Grade 1P/13||N/A||0.8mm - 25mm||N/A|
|Heron Brand*||N/A||1.6mm - 25mm||N/A|
|Tufnol Grade 2P/20*||N/A||0.8mm - 3.2mm||N/A|
|Tufnol Grade 1P/24*||N/A||0.8mm - 25mm||N/A|
|Tufnol Grade 1P/21*||N/A||0.8mm - 25mm||N/A|
|Swan Brand*||6mm - 38mm||N/A||N/A|
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