Solder Pallet Material

Physical strength, resiliency, ease and versatility of fabrication, and excellent electrical properties make Phenolic Laminates useful as support components in a wide range of mechanical and electrical applications. Phenolic Laminates are strong, stiff, and have high impact and compressive strengths. And, they do not soften upon re-heating, so they are easy to saw, drill, tap, and machine with ordinary tools. “FR” grades are flame retardant. Glass-based grades have the highest dimensional stability and mechanical strength, as well as low moisture absorption. However, they are not as easily machined as paper or cotton fabric laminates.

Representative Solder Pallet Material Grades

G-7 (Glass Cloth / Silicon Resin)

This glass-silicon laminate has good electrical properties under humid conditions, excellent heat and arc resistance, and is self-extinguishing. G-7 is used for electrical grade insulation, and for heating & appliance insulation.

G-10 (Epoxy Resin), FR, ESD

These glass-epoxy laminates are specified for their extremely high strength and high dimensional stability over temperature. G-10 is used for terminal boards, high humidity applications, electrical and electronic test equipment and electric rotor insulation. G-10 is difficult to cut or machine and may require special equipment. G-10 insulator and can take higher temperatures. FR-4 is a fireretardant, G-10 glass-epoxy laminate that is used primarily in the printed circuit board industry.

G-11 (Epoxy Resin), ESD

These glass-epoxy laminates are specified for their extremely high strength and high dimensional stability over temperature. G-11 is used for terminal boards, high humidity applications, electrical and electronic test equipment and electric rotor insulation. G-11 is difficult to cut or machine and may require special equipment. G-11 insulator and can take higher temperatures. FR-4 is a fireretardant G-11 glass-epoxy laminate that is used primarily in the printed circuit board industry.