Richlite Sustainable Composite Material

Richlite is an incredibly durable, extremely versatile, and highly sustainable material made from resin-infused paper. Developed over 70 years ago for use in industrial tooling and pattern making, and now is incorporated in the premium surface material used in the aerospace, marine, action sports, culinary, architecture, and design industries. It is also used in machine shops and the automotive manufacturing industries.

Made from layer upon layer of 65% high-quality custom craft paper and 35% phenolic resin gives it a natural, paper-texture appearance. The color is a combination of the color of the paper and the natural amber color of the resin. Dense, durable, easily tooled, and pleasing to the eye with a smooth texture, Richlite has become a choice material for a wide range of architects, designers, industrial manufacturers, and product developers.


  • High Impact Resistance
  • Heat and Fire Resistance
  • Water Resistant
  • Deflective and Structural Strength Make it Extremely Durable
  • Made from 100% Recycled Materials
  • Ideal For Drilling, Routing, Tooling, and Complex Patterns

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  • Mfg. Richlite
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