Canvas (C, CE)

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Canvas (C, CE) Characteristics

C and CE grade phenolics are a material composed of a continuous cotton woven cloth impregnated with a phenolic resin binder. Phenolics are the oldest general purpose thermoset resin and are among the least expensive and easiest to process.

Canvas grades C and CE are durable and economical choice for many applications. Both canvas grades provide good wear resistance, low moisture absorption and good mechanical strength. Grade C is suitable for structural and mechanical applications. Grade CE is an electrical grade canvas with good insulation properties.

  • Good mechanical and impact strength
  • Withstands continuous operating temperature of 250° F
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  • Economical
  • Durable and stable
  • Low moisture absorption

Applications for Canvas (C, CE)

  • Structural supports
  • Piston rings
  • Gears, spacers and bearing surfaces

Contact a Dielectric Manufacturing knowledge expert to discuss the use of C and CE grade phenolics for your application. Call 800-367-9122 or email

Property Metricunits Englishunits
Density1.38e3 - 1.42e3kg/m^30.0499 - 0.0513lb/ft^3
Yield Strength3.31e7 - 5.52e7Pa4.8 - 8.01ksi
Tensile Strength4.14e7 - 6.9e7Pa6.0 - 10ksi
Elongation0.01 - 0.02% strain1.0 - 2.0% strain
Hardness (Vickers)9.71e7 - 1.63e8Pa9.9 - 16.6HV
Impact Strength (notched)1.6e3 - 1e4J/m^20.761 - 4.76ft.lbf/in^2
Fracture Toughness1.49e6 - 3.38e6Pa/m^0.51.35 - 3.08ksi/in^0.5
Young's Modulus7.58e9 - 9.65e9Pa1.1 - 1.410^6 psi
Max Service Temperature142 - 158°C288 - 316°F
Insulator or ConductorInsulatorInsulator
Specific Heat Capability1.38e3 - 1.43e3J/kg °C0.329 - 0.342BTU/lb. °F
Thermal Expansion Coefficient2.7e-5 - 3.96e-5strain/°C15 - 22µstrain/°F
CO2 Footprint2.82 - 3.12kg/kg2.82 - 3.12lb/lb
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