Improved Performance with the Use of Micarta Sheet
Because of the ever increasing awareness in the improvement of the standards of performance, several manufacturers have already started to focus their attention to fiber reinforced composites which are based on the thermosetting polymeric resins which offer a lot of advantages over the traditional materials. Phenolic resins are typically known for the resistance they have with heat and combustion. However,they typically suffer from inherent weaknesses which require extreme processing conditions. More recently though, a new generation of phenolic resins have already emerged which can now be processed within mild conditions with the use of several techniques and which are available for the composites industry. As a result, the composite material like micarta sheet gained capability in meeting with the stringent international fire standards and also with more suitable construction materials compared to metals. The use of phenolic composites also opened for different opportunities for cost effective as well as innovative designs without really compromising their mechanical and electrical properties.
Complying with Rigorous Fire Standards with Phenolic Composites
One of the main advantages of the use of phenolic composites is its fire performance. Previously phenolic composites which are based on resin matrices like the epoxy, polyester, methcrylate and vinyl ester support the combustion and at the same time emit huge quantities of hazardous fumes or smoke. However, the development of several improvements has resulted in the phenolic composites which no longer support combustion until the fire conditions have become very much severe. When they are induced to burn only minimal quantities of toxic fumes and smoke will be released. When the phenolic composite is burned, it will rapidly form a carbon char which protects and isolates its underlying material. An additional advantage which is gained from the phenolic composite is in its ability to be able to retain its physical properties at very extreme temperatures. The phenolic composites are also able to provide cost effective as well as safe solutions which will eventually maximize the performance of the psheetuct when used commercially. The established applications of the phenolic resins are also exploited for their outstanding resistance to degradation under very extreme thermal operating conditions.
Corrosion Resistance of Fiber Phenols
The fiber reinforced phenol can be readily embedded on a corrosive environment and still will not present any problem with corrosion. Common metals like nickel, carbon steel and copper have enough strength for most applications but they are mostly prone to corrosion.