Grade “LE” is a fine weave cotton fabric base phenolic laminate which provides a finer surface texture and better machinability than Grade CE. Grade LE is low in moisture pick-up and dissipation factor, and is excellent in all electrical properties. It can be machined easily and cleanly to very close tolerances and is recommended for use where there is need for good mechanical properties combined with excellent electrical characteristics. Linen-based phenolics are available in a variety of sheet, rod, and tube sizes.
Grade LE can be used to make intricate machined parts, radio components, fine gears & pinions, spacers, bushings and rollers. “LE” phenolics are also used for relay bases, terminal bases and strips, often in high-humidity environments.