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Phenolic vs. NEMA Laminate

Both phenolic and NEMA laminate are thermoset plastics. There are 7 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (21, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is phenolic and the bottom bar is NEMA laminate.

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Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 1.3
1.3 to 1.9
Dielectric Strength (Breakdown Potential), kV/mm 46
12 to 21
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 150
120 to 200
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 10
8.3 to 40
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23
17 to 50
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 48
55 to 260
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 120
9.0 to 20