Vulcanized Fibre is a low pressure laminate. Vulcanized Fibre is one of the oldest plastics with its earliest form dating back to 1879. It is formed by the reaction between natural wood or cotton "fibres" and various chemicals such as zinc chloride, acids, and bases to produce a slurry.
The slurry is then flattened under heat or steam by hydraulic presses or rolls. This method produces finished thin calendered sheets and thick hydraulic pressed sheet. The desired thickness is achieved by laminating these thin continuous fibre sheets.
Vulcanized fibre can be machined in much the same way as other plastics. It can easily be formed, bent, sawed, sheared, punched, milled, turned, and drilled. Applications should be limited to temperatures below 425 degrees F.
Fish Paper is thin (from .005" to .062") and flexible vulcanized fibre. It is a special grade of fibre sheet with superior chemical properties. It can be furnished in roll form in thicknesses from .005" to .093". It has superior bending qualities, and is especially suitable for barrier shielding insulation. The standard sheet is 54" X 84".
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