Material Glass reinforced phenol
Combined with glass fibres, phenol reduces its brittleness and has acceptable mechanical properties, as well as low weight.

This composite material allows to exploit the excellent heat and fire resistance properties of phenol, in environments where mechanical strength is not a priority, and low weight and fire security are major requirements.

Therefore, it is used for different components in off-shore, aircraft, car and transport industries, especially for cladding parts.
Danish Name Glasfiberforstærket fenol
Products Slat grill
Engine manifold
Train window panel
Processes Most used:
Pultrusion
Possible:
Autoclave injection moulding
Injection moulding
Similar materials Glass fibre
Phenol
References Fiberline Composites A/S
Elektro-Isola A/S
Price December 1997: ca. 14 DKK/kg.
Environmen- tal notes Creation: Handling of uncured phenol can be harmful for health.

Use: See phenol.

Disposal: Very difficult to reuse.
Additional Info Longitudinally
E-modulus: ca. 19 GPa
Tensile strength: ca.330 MPa
The properties of the material can vary according to the content and the orientation of the fibres.
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