There is an underlying set of unique characteristics that each formulation of MILEX™ Phenolic Resin possesses, which includes flexibility, strong heat resistance, low water absorption and good thermal shock resistance. All formulations of the resin work well under hostile environments and are uniquely suited to the requirements of the automotive and electronics industries.
RS/RN System Series
The RN series are novolak type phenolic resins modified by special elastomers. This series consists of a grouping of acrylic rubber modified resin in addition to the RS-2210MB grade, a silicon rubber modified resin.
This phenolic resin series is recognized worldwide by the automotive industry for its thermal shock and chemical resistant properties. In addition, this particular series possesses anti-brake noise and vibratory qualities in brake pad applications.
Some of the most demanding electrical applications choose phenolic resin due to the material's high dielectric strength, superior insulation resistance and high temperature resistance. Typical applications include use as an Epoxy Resin hardener for electronic materials such as encapsulation for I.C., an adhesive with elastomers and to improve the high heat resistance of thermoplastics.
XL System Series
The XL series is composed of phenol aralkyl resins, of which there are three different grade levels. The XL line is known for its stable friction and abrasion, excellent heat and chemical resistance and anti-noise and vibratory qualities.
In automotive applications, this type of phenolic resin is used in brake pads due to its stable friction and low abrasion.
RX System Series
The RX series features one-grade level. The RX line is the company's most flexible friction technology developed to date. RX possesses the same characteristics and properties as XL, which are stable friction and abrasion, heat and chemical resistance and anti-noise and vibratory qualities.
Car manufacturers reap the benefits of all these characteristics, which result in a higher performing braking system. The material's flexibility reduces vibratory lurch during braking, while its strong heat resistance yields good friction and lower wear and tear. In addition, MILEX's thermal shock resistance facilitates the production of crackfree brake pads and discs and ensures that they remain crackfree for a longer period over the life of the brake pads and discs.