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Fishpaper & Vulcanized Fibre

ESPE Manufacturing Co., Inc. carries a large inventory of Vulcanized Fibre and Fishpaper. It is available in sheets, rolls or slit to coils of any width. In addition, Espe Manufacturing can provide custom fabrication services including: die cutting, forming, slitting and punching.

Fishpaper (Vulcanized Fibre, Electrical Grade)

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Fishpaper is the generic name for the electrical grade of vulcanized fiber. Fishpaper has unique properties, including light weight, and ease of forming and punching. Fishpaper is also unique because it is more resistant to heat and cold than comparable plastic materials.

Fishpaper applications include: Electrical Appliances, Electrical Instruments, Washers, Automotive, Electrical Insulation, Electrical Devices, Gaskets, Fuse Tubes, Circuit breakers, Railroad track insulation, Bushings for motor contacts, Lightening arresters.

Our Fishpaper is functionaly comparable to NVF's "Forbon" brand, Spaulding Composites "Armite" brand and many others.


PDF Fishpaper Specifications (PDF - 158KB)

Vulcanized FibRe (Vulcanized Fibre, Commercial Grade)

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Fibre is the generic name for the commercial grade of Vulcanized Fibre. It is a hard, durable, chemically pure cellulose product that contains no resin or bonding agents. It offers flexibility, impact resistance, high tear strength and a smooth, abrasion resistant surface. It can be machined, punched, slit, threaded, formed, molded and wound into tubes for literally countless applications.

Our Fishpaper is functionaly comparable to NVF's "Forbon" brand, Spaulding Composites "Armite" brand and many others.

Vulcanized Fibre can be used for washers, insulating plates, switch and appliance insulation, electric motor insulation, gaskets, automobile parts, luggage, patterns, and many other applications. Its properties include:

  • High Mechanical Strength
  • Excellent Resistance to Heat and Cold, superior to most plastics
  • Light Weight, Half the weight of Aluminum
  • Excellent Electrical Properties
  • Good Arc Resistance
  • Excellent Tear Resistance
  • Can be Machined with Standard Tools
  • Available in Rolls and Coils for easy automatic punching

PDF Vulcanized Fibre Properties (PDF - 167KB)


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