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Vulcanex ® Vulcanized Fibre

Vulcanex Engineering Data

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Properties Thickness
(inches)
Units Commercial Electrical
Density .062″ grams/cm3 1.20 1.20
Specific Volume .062″ in3/lb 23.0 23.0


Mechanical

Tensile Strength MD .062″ psi 16,000 18,000
CD .062″ psi 9,000 10,000
Modulus of Elasticity in Tension MD .062″ psi
x 105
12.0 12.0
CD .062″ psi
x 105
8.0 8.0
Flexural Strength MD .062″ psi 15,000 15,000
CD .062″ psi 13,000 13,000
Compressive Strength .062″ psi 35,000 35,000
Impact Strength, Izod Edgewise MD .062″ ft-lbs/in.
notch
2.0 2.5
CD .062″ ft-lbs/in.
notch
1.8 2.0
Hardness, Rockwell R Scale .062″ Divisions 80 70
Bond Strength, ASTM D-952 .062″ psi 900 900
Bursting Strength, Mullen .016″ psi 325
Tear Strength, Elmendorf MD .016″ grams 550
CD .016″ grams 700


Electrical

Dielectric Strength, Short Time .016″ volts/mil 230 300
.062″ volts/mil 200 215
.125″ volts/mil 195 200
Arc Resistance, ASTM D-495 .062″ seconds 80 125


Physical

Thermal Conductivity, 149° F Btu/hr/ft2/°F/ft. .168 .168
Specific Heat Btu/lb/°F .403 .403
Heat Resistance, Continuous °F 230
– 240
230
– 240
Thermal Expansion x 10-5 MD in/in/°F 1.1 1.1
CD in/in/°F 1.7 1.7
Dimensional Change per % change in Moisture Content Thick. % 1.00 1.00
MD % 0.10 0.10
CD % 0.25 0.25
Water Absorption, 24 hours .062″ % 66.0 63.0
Coefficient of Friction, Fibre on Fibre 0.16 0.16
Coefficient of Friction, Fibre on Smooth Cast Iron 0.21 0.21
Flammability, ASTM D-635 .062″ in/min 0.5 0.5