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. Richlite® is used for counter-tops, lab-tops, and rain-screen cladding (Richlite RainShadow).

Specifications

Dielectric Strength ( V/mil )150
Thermal Conductivity ( Cal cm/cm² sec ºC )0.00051
Dielectric Constant9.24
Dissipation Factor0.29
Water Absorption (by Weight) ( % )2.15
Compressive Strength in Z Direction ( psi )30000
Compressive Strength in X Direction( psi )18400
Compressive Strength in Y Direction ( psi )15900
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion in Z Direction ( µin/in.ºF )45.9/73.5
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion in X Direction( µin/in.ºF )5.2
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion in Y Direction ( µin/in.ºF )12.8
Tensile Strength in X Direction ( psi )19200
Tensile Strength in Y Direction ( psi )13100
Strain at Failure in X Direction ( % )7.09
Strain at Failure in Y Direction ( % )7.15
Strain at Failure in Z Direction≈ 20%
Flexural Strength (Face in Tension) in X Direction ( psi )22000
Flexural Strength (Face in Tension) in Y Direction ( psi )17300
Flexural Strength (Edge in Tension) in X Direction ( psi )20400
Flexural Strength (Edge in Tension) in Y Direction ( psi )16100
IZOD Impact (Face Impact) in X Direction ( ft. lb. Per Inch of Width )2.48
IZOD Impact (Face Impact) in Y Direction ( ft. lb. Per Inch of Width )1.46
IZOD Impact (Edge Impact) in X Direction ( ft. lb. Per Inch of Width )0.68
IZOD Impact (Edge Impact) in Y Direction ( ft. lb. Per Inch of Width )0.62
Abrasion Resistance Weight Loss per 1000revs0.0112%
Abrasion Resistance Wear per 1000revs ( in )0.00011
Coefficient of Friction (Unpolished)0.2
Burning RateVery Slow
AgingImproves Mechanical and Electrical Properties
SunlightDarkens Surface
ClarityOpaque
Weak AcidsNone to slight depending on Acid
Strong AcidsNone to slight for reducing and organic decomposed by oxidizing acids
Weak AlkaliSlight to markecell nameepending on alkalinity
Strong AlkaliDecomposes
Organic SolventsNone
Metal InsertsInert
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