Cotton Fabric Based Laminates are useful in applications requiring mechanical strength or wear resistance and are available in a variety of grades. Fine weave grades provide good electrical and mechanical qualities; machines well, and are suitable for intricate components. Medium weave grades provide an improved wear resistance when intricate machining and surface finish are not essential, such as in low voltage electrical applications. Medium weave/canvas grades mixed with phenolic resins provide low moisture absorption, good wear resistance and mechanical strength and are economical. Cotton fabric based laminates are useful for structural supports, bearing surfaces, piston rings and gears.