# NEMA Grade CE (FBG) Canvas-Phenolic Laminate

NEMA grade CE is a grade of NEMA laminate. The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare NEMA grade CE to other thermoset plastics (top) and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

## Mechanical Properties

Compressive (Crushing) Strength

220 *MPa* 32 *x 10 ^{3} psi*

Flexural Modulus

6.6 *GPa* 0.95 *x 10 ^{6} psi*

Flexural Strength

110 *MPa* 16 *x 10 ^{3} psi*

Impact Strength: Notched Izod

80 *J/m* 1.5 *ft-lb/in*

Rockwell M Hardness

100

Shear Strength

79 *MPa* 11 *x 10 ^{3} psi*

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

55 *MPa* 8.0 *x 10 ^{3} psi*

## Thermal Properties

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

120 *°C* 250 *°F*

Thermal Expansion

20 *µm/m-K*

## Other Material Properties

Density

1.4 *g/cm ^{3}* 85

*lb/ft*

^{3}Dielectric Strength (Breakdown Potential)

12 *kV/mm* 0.45 *V/mil*

Water Absorption After 24 Hours

1.5 *%*

## Common Calculations

Strength to Weight: Axial

11 *points*

Strength to Weight: Bending

24 *points*

## Followup Questions

## Further Reading

NEMA LI 1: Industrial Laminated Thermosetting Products

Thermosets: Structure, Properties and Applications, Qipeng Guo (editor), 2012