Novus 49

Novus 49 Graftec is a compressed sheet material which combines a high percentage of graphite, reinforced with aramid fibres and a small amount of rubber binder.


Novus 49 Graftec is a high performance material with excellent mechanical properties. It is suitable for many applications including oils, solvents, high pressure steam and gases including oxygen.

Approvals / Compliance

WRAS Potable Water: Registration No. 0004502
BAM (Oxygen service) up to 90oC and 160 bar
Complies with BS Specification 7531 Grade X


Standard sheet sizes (m): 2.0 x 2.0
2.0 x 1.5
2.0 x 1.0
1.5 x 1.5
1.5 x 1.0
Thickness range (mm): 0.4 to 6.0
Standard roll sizes (m): 6.0 x 2.0

Available with fine mesh mild steel reinforcement: Novus Graftec Metallic or gauze mild steel wire reinforcement: Novus Graftec GWI.
Supplied with anti-stick coating as standard.

Physical properties

Thickness   1.5mm
Density   1.65g/cc
Tensile Strength ASTM F152 13MPa
Compression ASTM F36 11%
Recovery ASTM F36 55% min
Residual Stress BS 7531 (300°C)
DIN 52913
Gas Leakage BS 7531 <1.0cc/min
ASTM Oil 1 Thickness Increase 1.0%
IRM 903 Oil Thickness Increase 2.5%
ASTM Fuel B Thickness Increase 2.5%

Novus 49 (Graftec) Pressure/Temperature Limits

1. Suitable subject to chemical compatibility.
2. Suitable in some cases but check your application requirements with Flexitallic.
3. Contact the Technical Team for applicatis on with higher temperatures and pressures. Applicable to 1.5mm and below.

The operating temperature of non-asbestos sheet material is related to the thickness of materials selected. Thinner materials give better temperature and pressure properties.

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