Micarta 3/8" & 1/4"
Micarta, in general, is very durable and generates a unique, stylish look. Micarta is the perfect material used for creating durable handles seen on products such as knives and gun grips. It provides excellent grip and comfort for the user. One notable difference between linen Micarta compared to other materials is it is easier to cut and machine. Micarta is produced from Linen, Canvas and Paper.
Norplex-Micarta manufactures several forms of Micarta including linen Micarta. UltreX Composites take the process of blending linen substrates with phenolic resins to form a durable yet beautiful product. Compared to canvas, linen produces a finer finish compared to the gradient finish produced by canvas. Regardless of which Micarta material you prefer, all will yield very similar results.
Norplex-Micarta manufactures UltreX canvas Micarta. Micarta is a widely used laminate commonly seen in industries pertaining to the knife and gun market. It has increasingly grown in popularity due to its durability and easy-to-grip features. Canvas Micarta’s substrate fibers are larger and can be significantly larger when using burlap compared to linen Micarta products. Canvas laminated sheets consist of thermosetting resins blended with canvas cloth.
The combined materials are then pressed together under high heat and pressure. The end result is a thick, durable material that can be fabricated into various shapes and sizes, commonly seen in knife handles and gun grips. This easy-to-fabricate material can be cut, drilled, taped, and machined into virtually any shape you deem necessary.
Norplex-Micarta, manufactures top-quality paper Micarta. They combine paper and phenolic resin to form a nearly indestructible piece of art. Paper Micarta tends to be slightly lighter than canvas or linen. The paper material offers a classy, more elegant appearance.
The process of manufacturing Micarta involves pressing together ply’s of phenolic treated paper, linen or canvas under high heat and pressure. From this point, the pressed sheet can be fabricated into various parts or shapes. While there are various substrates of Micarta that are manufactured, paper tends to produce richer colors and remain more homogeneous across the board. It generally produces a smoother texture, delivering more of a shine compared to that of canvas or linen micarta. The various paper Micartas continue to have a high demand in the knife markets, as it is also one of the primary materials used for knife handle liners.
We carry: 3/8" x 5" x 12" sheets and 1/4" x 5" x 12" sheets