Vulcanised Fibre Sheet

Vulcanised Fibre Sheet

Vulcanised Fibre Jointing is a versatile and widely used material in various industrial applications due to its unique properties and adaptability. Also known as Vulcanised Fiber or Red Fibre (owing to its commonly recognized red color), this material is manufactured in sheet form, with standard sheet sizes of 1 meter by 1 meter or 1 meter by 2 meters. It is available in a range of thicknesses, typically spanning from 0.5mm to 3mm.

  1. Manufacturing and Size: Vulcanised Fibre is typically manufactured in sheet form, with standard sizes of 1 meter by 1 meter or 1 meter by 2 meters. These sheets come in various thicknesses ranging from 0.5mm to 3mm.
  2. Onsite Conversion Facilities: ASG has on-site conversion facilities equipped with various machinery, including presses, slitters, bandsaws, and oscillating knives. These facilities allow ASG to not only supply the sheets in their full form but also convert the material into finished parts. This can include the production of pads, washers, gaskets, or strips.
  3. Lamination and Adhesive Options: ASG offers the flexibility to supply Vulcanised Fibre plain or laminated. Lamination involves bonding the Vulcanised Fibre with other materials, such as self-adhesives or foils, depending on the specific requirements of the customer or application.

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    Product Specification & Key Characteristics

    Colour: red (grey and black not as readily available )

    Sheet Sizes: 1m x 1m or 2m x 1m

    Thicknesses: 0.5mm to 3mm

    Grades: commercial, Electrical and WRAS grade

    Temperature range:   -40℃-100℃

    Resistances: chemical solvents, oils, grease, wear, fatigue and impact

    Full technical data can be supplied upon request,
    or downloaded from our online portal.

    What are Vulcanised Fibre Jointing sheets?

    Vulcanized fiber sheets are crafted from a mixture of fibrous materials like wood pulp, paper, and cotton. These materials are treated with a zinc-chloride solution or sulfuric acid, followed by heat treatment. This process causes the fibers to partially dissolve and bond under compression without requiring any bonding agents. The result is a tough and resilient material that is lightweight and stiffer than most thermoplastics.

    Why use Vulcanised Fibre Jointing Sheets?

    Vulcanized fiber sheets are prized for their remarkable mechanical strength and stability. They outshine aluminum in terms of weight and are more environmentally friendly due to reduced chemical usage and artificial binding agents during manufacturing.

    These sheets exhibit impressive resistance to chemical solvents, oils, and grease without any signs of degradation. They also perform effectively in a temperature range spanning from -40℃ to +100℃.

    Whether in commercial, electrical, or WRAS approved grades, Vulcanized fiber sheets are versatile materials. They find applications in creating gaskets and washers for faucets and are also employed in electrical motors, household appliances, and hand tools.

    The Benefits of using Vulcanised Fibre Jointing

    • Temperature range  of  -40℃-100℃
    • Resistant to chemical solvents, oils and grease
    • Available in commercial, Electrical and WRAS grades
    • high mechanical strength and dielectric properties
    • Excellent anti-static and ageing properties
    • Good resistance to wear, fatigue and impact

    What can be used as an alternative to Vulcanised Fibre?

    Elephantide, the distinctive blue pressed paper, is a reliable choice for low-voltage insulation, serving to insulate electrically hot components effectively.

    NOMEX, a synthetic aromatic polyamide polymer, demonstrates exceptional electrical, chemical, and mechanical performance across a broad temperature range. NOMEX resists acids, alkalis, solvents, radiation, and can be used with various substances like oils, resins, adhesives, and refrigerants. It boasts self-extinguishing properties, enhancing safety.

    VALOX, a flame retardant film, attains UL94 VTM-0 certification, ensuring high compressive and dielectric strengths. It exhibits minimal water absorption, outstanding dimensional stability, and robust chemical resistance. VALOX maintains its flexibility, avoiding brittleness under normal conditions due to the absence of plasticizers.

    Advantages of using Vulcanised Fibre Sheet

    Vulcanized Fiber, with its eco-friendly manufacturing process, minimizes exposure to chemicals, making it suitable for direct contact with metals without causing corrosion.

    Its multiple grades render it highly versatile in applications, from sealing washers in taps to components in electrical equipment. It resists exposure to chemical solvents, oils, and grease and possesses remarkable mechanical strength, ensuring sheets remain intact under normal usage and conversions, unless subjected to excessive temperatures or extreme humidity.

    Vulcanized Fiber's advantages include resistance to wear, fatigue, and impact, making it a preferred choice for abrasion-resistant pads. It offers a broad temperature range of -40°C to 100°C and finds applications in machinery, railway, and aerospace industries.

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