TUFNOL Fabric laminates

A full range of cotton fabric reinforced materials, with fine to coarse weave cloth, suitable for many types of mechanical components.

Laminated cotton fabric grades

(Also known as Synthetic Resin Bonded Fabric, or SRBF)


Carp Brand TUFNOL


Premium fine weave grade for quality components

Sheet, rod, tube and all moulded sections

Lynx Brand TUFNOL


A budget fine weave grade

Sheet only

Vole Brand  TUFNOL


Medium/fine weave for good all round machining

Sheet, rod & tube

Whale Brand TUFNOL


Good general purpose medium weave mechanical grade

Sheet, rod, tube and all moulded sections

Crow Brand TUFNOL


Coarse weave grade for tough, rugged components

Sheet, rod & tube

TUFNOL Grade 2F/14



Enhanced electrical properties for electro-mechanical components

Sheet only

TUFNOL Grade   RLF/1


Fine weave rolled laminated tube

Tube only



Medium/fine weave rolled laminated tube

Tube only


Medium weave rolled laminated tube

Tube only

            (See Tufnol Bearing Grades page for Bear Brand Tufnol, Grade 2F/3/PTFE and Tufnol CBM2008.)



Grade  6F/45

A superior epoxy resin bonded fine weave grade with low moisture absorption, good wear performance and outstanding electrical insulation properties

Sheet, rod and tube and all moulded sections

Where would you use a laminated cotton fabric material?

TUFNOL fabric laminates

TUFNOL phenolic cotton laminated plastics are the workhorse grades for general mechanical applications. They are strong and tough materials with very good wear resistance, and they are easy to machine into finished components.

Different grades have cotton fabric reinforcements ranging from fine weave to coarse, with varying resin contents. In general, the medium and coarse weave grades are used for larger and more rugged components requiring good all round strength and toughness. The finer weave grades are chosen for their superior finish, higher dimensional stability and improved strength in thin sections.

Electrical insulation properties also tend to be superior in the finer weave grades, but the TUFNOL range includes a medium fabric weave with enhanced electrical properties, suitable for electro-mechanical applications.

The two most versatile and widely used TUFNOL cotton fabric grades are Carp Brand and Whale Brand.

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A full machining service is available from Tufnol for these and many other engineering plastics and composites.

TUFNOL Composites Ltd, Wellhead Lane, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2TB, United Kingdom.

Quality Registration BS EN ISO 9001:2000, BS EN 9100:2003 and AS 9100 Reg. No. FM 90942

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