Material Solutions

Our extensive range of electrical and thermal isolation materials makes us ideal to support a wide range of industries including those making Transformers, Switchgear, White goods and electronics. Supplying anything from traditional Presspahn paper to advanced composite glasses, engineering plastics and mica based materials we are confident we can find the right material for your application.

Over our many years of trading we have built up a wide range of materials in order that we can ensure a Solution for any requirement you may have. Each material has its own particular set of strengths and weaknesses and our friendly and experienced staff can help select the best. Please contact us to discuss your requirements, if you know more about your needs the following information will help pinpoint the best material for you.

100 Presspahn - Electrical grade Kraft paper, used extensively by the printing industries and in oil filled power transformers as everything from supports to coil insulation. Excellent electrical insulator when combined with transformer oil, with good tear resistance and an exceptional surface smoothness…more

110 Polyester Glass GPO3 – Excellent electrical insulation offering good temperature range, up to 160°C, excellent mechanical properties, flame retardant and UL rated. Normally red GPO3 is the industry standard insulation used in transformers, switchgear and for many applications where its outstanding properties suit…more

120 Polyester Film - Offers excellent dielectric strength at very cost effective prices, ideally suited to applications such as lighting, motors, insulation of winding heads and single phase insulation. It can be quickly processed by either die cutting or press stamping…more

130 Epoxy Glass G10/FR4/G11 - Excellent electrical and mechanical properties, epoxy glass is used in a wide variety of applications from electronics to switchgear, ideal when you require a strong material that is electrically insulating with a good temperature operating range…more

130BK Black Epoxy Glass - (containing no carbon) Good electrical and excellent mechanical properties, epoxy glass is used in a wide variety of applications from electronics to switchgear. Available in 1.0, 1.6, 2.4, 2.8 and 3.2mm thickness. These sheets are ideal when you require a strong material that is electrically insulating but can be seen on the product, in particular this has found wide use in the construction of Quadcopters…more

140 Vulcanised Fibre – A material manufactured by gelatinising several piles of high purity cellulose papers. It has extremely high internal bond strength, mechanically excellent and easy to punch, form, machine as well as many other unique properties…more

150 SRBP P1/P3 – Synthetic resin bonded paper, cost effective electrical insulator widely used in the switchgear and building trades (more commonly known as Paxolin) available in sheet or tube…more

160 SRBF F1/F2 – Synthetic resin bonded fabric, higher strength electrical insulator used when mechanical properties are of high importance. The material is also good for more complex machining. Available in sheet, rod or tube…more

170 Silicone Resin Bonded Mica – Very high temperature resistant material with good electrical properties. Used when operating temperatures exceed 300°C to 1000°C. Mica can also be used for fire protection as the material is non-combustible…more

180 Nomex – Whenever there's a need for electrical insulation, there's usually a product of DuPont™ NOMEX® meta-aramid to fill it. In its various forms - primarily papers and pressboards - parts made from NOMEX® have the right balance of properties for use in transformers, motors, generators and other electrical equipment. This unique balance of properties has been providing reliability to manufacturers for over 25 years.  Excellent electrical insulator that also supports a wide temperature range, it can be used in switchgear, transformers and consumer electronics…more

190 Combined Films – These include, Presspahn/Polyester, Nomex/Polyester – Used when even higher electrical resistance is required and can’t be achieved simply with paper alone…more

200 Nylon

210 Dog Bone

280 Formex – Polyprolene insulation used mainly in electronics, it offers exceptional electrical resistance with the benefit of UL approval and flame retardant properties. Formex can be efficiently cut in to complex shapes and creases well…more

330 PEEK – An Organic polymer thermoplastic that is used for its robust mechanical properties sustained even at elevated temperatures (Up to 300°C), often used in bearings, piston parts, pumps but also suitable for very high vacuum, medical implants and UK and US food processing applications…more

340 Acetal – Available in a Copolymer or Homopolymer version, acetal is characterised by its high mechanical strength, stiffness and hardness and its high impact strength even at low temperature. Acetal is easy to machine and can be quickly turned or milled…more

350 PTFE - Polytetrafluroethylene (PTFE) is a high molecular weight polymer, one of the most versatile plastic materials known and useful for a large range of products for applications excluded to other materials…more

360 PVC – Normally available as sheets of extruded PVC it offers high rigidity compared with other thermoplastics, normal impact strength, typical surface for technical applications, excellent chemical resistance…more

370 Silicone Glass – A very high temperature laminate suitable for use up to 200°C, silicone glass offer moderate mechanical strength, high electrical strength and very low moisture absorption. Normally used in high end application such as aerospace and furnaces…more

380 Lexan Polycarbonate – High strength material that has a wide variety of uses such as Electrical, glazing, safety covers, sign and display. Polycarbonate is usually supplied clear and can also be formed to provide 3D objects. Ask us about our very competitive prices…more

400 Kydex – Kydex T is a fire retardant thermoplastic with high impact strength and extensibility, offering a significant resistance to a broad range of corrosive chemicals and cleaning solutions. Kydex can be easily thermoformed to complex shapes which gives it wide spread use in aerospace application as well as home DIY projects…more

400 Elmtherm – Very high temperature insulation used when the best reduction in thermal loss is required. Mainly used in refractories or oven manufacture but also has uses in building applications where heat loss needs to be minimised...more

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Thermal Insulation

Thermal Insulation is normally requested for two reasons; firstly when electrical insulation is required to work in high temperature ranges, secondly when there is need to prevent the loss of heat from a system


Electrical Insulation

Electrical insulation is chosen for its ability to resist the flow of electricity, nonconductive, it can be supplied in flexible thin films, thicker flexible laminates or rigid laminates and can be offered to suit various temperature ranges.