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Richlite® Natural Fiber Composite



Richlite is a premier manufacturer of paper-based fiber composites used for a variety of architectural, food service, recreational and industrial applications. All Richlite® materials are manufactured out of environmentally sustainable resources harvested from certified managed forests in North America.




Electrical Properties  · Thermal Properties  · Tensile Strength  · Compressive Strength  · Flexural Strength  · Izod Impact  · Specifications

Electrical Properties

Dielectric Strength

150 V/mil

Dielectric Constant

9.24

Dissipation Factor

0.29


Thermal Properties

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion in X Direction

5.2 µin/in.ºF

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion in Y Direction

12.8 µin/in.ºF

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion in Z Direction

45.9/73.5 µin/in.ºF

Thermal Conductivity

0.00051 Cal cm/cm² sec ºC


Tensile Strength

Tensile Strength in X Direction

19200 psi

Tensile Strength in Y Direction

13100 psi


Compressive Strength

Compressive Strength in X Direction

18400 psi

Strain at Failure in X Direction

7.09 %

Compressive Strength in Y Direction

15900 psi

Strain at Failure in Y Direction

7.15 %

Compressive Strength in Z Direction

30000 psi

Strain at Failure in Z Direction

≈ 20%


Flexural Strength

Flexural Strength (Face in Tension) in X Direction

22000 psi

Flexural Strength (Face in Tension) in Y Direction

17300 psi

Flexural Strength (Edge in Tension) in X Direction

20400 psi

Flexural Strength (Edge in Tension) in Y Direction

16100 psi


Izod Impact

IZOD Impact (Face Impact) in X Direction

2.48 ft. lb. Per Inch of Width

IZOD Impact (Face Impact) in Y Direction

1.46 ft. lb. Per Inch of Width

IZOD Impact (Edge Impact) in X Direction

0.68 ft. lb. Per Inch of Width

IZOD Impact (Edge Impact) in Y Direction

0.62 ft. lb. Per Inch of Width


Specifications

Water Absorption (by Weight)

2.15 %

Abrasion Resistance Weight Loss per 1000revs

0.0112%

Abrasion Resistance Wear per 1000revs

0.00011 in

Coefficient of Friction (Unpolished)

0.2

Burning Rate

Very Slow

Aging

Improves Mechanical and Electrical Properties

Sunlight

Darkens Surface

Clarity

Opaque

Weak Acids

None to slight depending on Acid

Strong Acids

None to slight for reducing and organic decomposed by oxidizing acids

Weak Alkali

Slight to marked depending on alkalinity

Strong Alkali

Decomposes

Organic Solvents

None

Metal Inserts

Inert


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