Phenolic is often used to refer to any layered plastic. Actually, phenolic is a very specific, resin-based material. It is no longer widely used for signage in General Manufacturing. Modern acrylic based plastics have taken over that market. Almost always, if a specifiation calls out Phenolic they are really needing Plastic. Consult your Engineer or contact us if you are not sure.
Phenolic is still a good choice in very specific applications. See our chart below.
Do you need a true, resin-based phenolic? We provide phenolic labels, nameplates and tags made from Norplex brand Phenolic. Other trade names are Micarta and Traffolite. Phenolic is similar to Bakelite. It is very rigid, has sharp edges and is not UV stable.
This high quality phenolic sheet is engraved on one side. The top layer is removed to show the inner layer.
|UV stable for Outdoor Use|
|Near Zero Electrical Conductivity|
|Extreme Chemical Resistance|
|Engraving Method||Laser||Rotary Tool|
|Mounting Method||Peel and Stick or Fasteners||Fasteners|
|Lead Time||Usually 1-2 days||1-2 weeks minimum|
Phenolic Color Selection
Stock color selection for Phenolic Tags. Material is 1/16" thick (0.062", 1.8mm). 1/8" (3.2mm) is available.
Acrylic or Phenolic?
- Very High Temperatures
- Extreme Chemical Resistance
- Near Zero Electrical Conductivity
- Mil Spec
- Indoor Use Only