Norplex-Micarta provides a host of molded products, combining paper, cotton, and glass fabric substrates with phenolic resin, epoxy resin, or melamine resin. Applications include electrical device, mechanical, military, and power generation.
Paper phenolic rolled and molded rod products consist of various paper-based reinforcements with phenolic resin systems. The grades offer a variety of properties, including good electrical and physical strength. Meeting the requirements of NEMA XX or XXX, the products are designed for electrical applications in which mechanical strength is of secondary importance.
Cotton fabric substrate rolled and molded rod products consist of fine- to medium-weave cotton reinforcement with phenolic, epoxy or melamine resin systems. Meeting the requirements of NEMA L, LE, C, or CE, these composite materials are used in mechanical and electrical applications where electrical strength is of secondary importance. Some grades include self-lubricating modifiers for mechanical applications. Additional grades are offered that are not recognized in rod form by NEMA or the military.
Glass fabric substrate rolled and molded rod products consist of fine-to medium-weave glass reinforcement with epoxy, phenolic, or melamine resin systems. The grades offer a variety of properties, including high-temperature resistance, high electrical and mechanical strength, and arc and flame resistance. Meeting the requirements of ML-I-24768 and NEMA G-3, G-5, G-10 or FR-4, the products are designed for applications requiring high electrical and mechanical strength and the ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions. Additional grades are offered that are not recognized in rod form by NEMA or the military.
Norplex-Micarta also manufactures molded ripple springs and wedges for the power generation industry. Made from materials with excellent insulation properties and maximum creep resistance, they have the ability to withstand extreme compressive forces in high temperature environments for both generators and transformers.