Vulcanised fibre

Vulcanised fibre

Vulcanised fibre - sheets, strips, rolls, stamped parts

Production of vulcanised fibre

Vulcanised fibre is one of the oldest plastics. Vulcanised fibre is an insulating material produced by a special chemical treatment of unsized paper.

Use of vulcanised fibre

The material vulcanised fibre is characterised by good electrical insulating properties and high rigidity. Vulcanised fibre is often used as an end star in electric motors and as an insulating material in spark extinguishing chambers. In the manufacture of anchors, vulcanised fibre is used as a groove closure. In the manufacture of luminaires, vulcanised fibre is used as a strain relief. Vulcanised fibre can also be used as a sealing material. In the production of transformers, rods and threaded rods made of vulcanised fibre are used.

Modern examples of applications include:

  • Support material for abrasives on backing (e.g. grinding wheels).
  • Deep-drawn moulded parts (e.g. suitcase shells, welding masks)
  • Release film for the production of polyester laminates
  • Carrier for continuous laminates
  • Carrier for melamine resin-based plastic decors
  • Supporting layer for real wood veneers and deep-drawn surfaces
  • Knife handles for sports and collector's knives
  • Osmotic membranes
  • Roller coverings in spinning mills
  • top and bottom side of coil bodies for pick-ups for electric guitar and electric bass

Vulcanised fibre resistances

Vulcanised fibre is resistant to oil, alcohol and petrol.

Vulcanfibre colours

Vulcanfibre is available in the following colours:

  • red (is the standard colour)
  • brown
  • grey
  • black
  • white

In addition, vulcanised fibre can be lacquered in various colours.

Vulcanised fibre delivery forms: Sheets, foils, rods

Vulcanised fibre is manufactured in rolls and sheets.

Vulcanised fibre sheets

Vulcanised fibre sheets are then processed into strips, blanks and stamped parts. Vulcanised fibre is also supplied in the form of tubes and rods. Vulcanised fibre rods are further processed into vulcanised fibre threaded rods.

Adhesive tapes made of vulcanised fibre

Vulcanised fibre is also supplied in self-adhesive form, e.g. as adhesive tapes. These can be equipped with various adhesive systems.

Vulcanised fibre in the form of stamped parts

Vulcanised fibre is processed in large quantities into seals and washers using the stamping manufacturing process.

Laser processing of vulcanised fibre

Laser processing of vulcanised fibre can be carried out with either a 10.6 µm or a 9.3 µm CO2 laser.

Laser cutting of vulcanised fibre with a CO2 laser produces a clean cut with minimal discolouration.

Laser marking of insulating paper with a CO2 laser produces a non-removable surface mark with no depth, which can be either lighter or darker depending on the material being processed.

Laser engraving of vulcanised fibre produces both depth and contrast, depending on the material being machined, and is limited to the thickness of the material.

Applicable laser processing methods for vulcanised fibre

  • Laser cutting
  • Laser marking
  • Laser engraving

Dr. Müller as your contact for vulcanised fibre parts

When it comes to vulcanised fibre, we are the right contact. You can buy vulcanised fibre from us in sheets, tubes, rods or in machined parts.

We stock vulcanised fibre in various thicknesses. We have vulcanised fibre sheets up to a thickness of 50 mm in stock. We also have rolls in stock from a thickness of 0.25 mm.

Vulcanised fibre samples

For samples, you can obtain small sections of vulcanised fibre from us free of charge. Larger vulcanised fibre samples are available at a charge and will be credited to you later when you purchase vulcanised fibre parts from us.

Vulcanised fibre data sheets

You can download data sheets for the material vulcanised fibre by clicking on the PDF symbols. Here you can see the characteristics of the material, such as the temperature resistance or the chemical resistance as well as the dielectric strength.

Technical advice for vulcanised fibre

If you need data on vulcanised fibre that you cannot find in the data sheets, our application technology department will be happy to advise you.