Custom Fish Paper Gaskets and gasketing material are created from the electrical grade of Vulcanized Fiber. Fish Paper has several unique gasket-making qualities such as light weight, ease of formation and hole punching and temperature resistance.

Fish Paper Applications

Typical Fish Paper applications include washers, insulating plates, arc barriers, switch & appliance insulation, terminal block covers, coil spool heads and formed parts. Usually, Fish Paper is used in electric enclosures and other electrical applications. Fish Paper is commonly die cut and machined.

Fish Paper is extremely durable and is available n a variety of sheet stock and custom parts.

Fish Paper Available Configurations

Fish Paper can be die cut, formed, kiss cut, folded or creased. It is also available in an adhesive-backed version. We provide only the highest quality fish paper parts, custom designed to your specifications. We have low tooling charges and low minimums. Please send us any drawings or specifications for a quote.

Fish Paper Specifications
Properties  Thickness (inches) Units Commercial Electrical
Density .062″ grams/cm3 1.20 1.20
Specific Volume .062″ in3/lb 23.0 23.0

Tensile Strength MD .062″ psi 16,000 18,000
CD .062″ psi 9,000 10,000
Modulus of Elasticity in Tension MD .062″ psi x 105 12.0 12.0
CD .062″ psi x 105 8.0 8.0
Flexural Strength MD .062″ psi 15,000 15,000
CD .062″ psi 13,000 13,000
Compressive Strength .062″ psi 35,000 35,000
Impact Strength, Izod Edgewise MD .062″ ft-lbs/in. notch 2.0 2.5
CD .062″ ft-lbs/in. notch 1.8 2.0
Hardness, Rockwell R Scale .062″ Divisions 80 70
Bond Strength, ASTM D-952 .062″ psi 900 900
Bursting Strength, Mullen .016″ psi 325
Tear Strength, Elmendorf MD .016″ grams 550
CD .016″ grams 700

Dielectric Strength, Short Time .016″ volts/mil 230 300
.062″ volts/mil 200 215
.125″ volts/mil 195 200
Arc Resistance, ASTM D-495 .062″ seconds 80 125


Thermal Conductivity, 149° F Btu/hr/ft2/°F/ft. .168 .168
Specific Heat Btu/lb/°F .403 .403
Heat Resistance, Continuous °F 230 – 240 230 – 240
Thermal Expansion x 10-5 MD in/in/°F 1.1 1.1
CD in/in/°F 1.7 1.7
Dimensional Change per % change in Moisture Content Thick. % 1.00 1.00
MD % 0.10 0.10
CD % 0.25 0.25
Water Absorption, 24 hours .062″ % 66.0 63.0
Coefficient of Friction, Fibre
on Fibre
0.16 0.16
Coefficient of Friction, Fibre on Smooth Cast Iron 0.21 0.21
Flammability, ASTM D-635 .062″ in/mm 0.5 0.5

Custom Mesh to your specifications

We tailor create mesh for your needs. Please contact us so that we can learn more about what it is you need to allow us to quote you on price, turn-around time and quantity.

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