Linen (LE)

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Linen Characteristics

Like canvas, the LE grade of linen is known for its mechanical properties. However, the finer weave of linen allows for the machining of more intricate details.

With excellent insulation properties, moisture resistance and good mechanical and electrical strength, linen is recommended for intricate, high-strength parts. Linen, as a thermoset, can withstand a continuous operating temperature of 250° F.

  • Good mechanical and electrical strength
  • Withstands continuous operating temperature of 250° F
  • Excellent insulation properties
  • Good moisture resistance for electrical applications

Applications for LE Linen

  • Structural components
  • Electrical insulation
  • Transformer components
Property Metricunits Englishunits
Mechanical
Compressive Strength2.48E+08Pa36000psi
Flexural Strength1.1e8 - 1.5e8Pa16 - 22ksi
Tensile Strength2.48E+08Pa36ksi
Hardness (Rockwell M)90 - 11090 - 110
Impact Strength (notched)0.59 - 0.72J/cm1.10 - 1.35ft.lbf/in
Young's Modulus8.27e9 - 1.1e10Pa1.2 - 1.610^6 psi
Thermal
Max Service Temperature125°C257°F
Insulator or ConductorInsulatorInsulator
Thermal Expansion Coefficient1.16e-4 - 1.2e-4cm/cm.°C64.4 - 66.2in./in./°F*10^-6