Richlite is an incredibly durable, extremely versatile, and highly sustainable material made from resin-infused paper.
Composed of approximately 65% FSC®-certified or recycled paper content and 35% phenolic resin, Richlite’s color comes from a combination of the paper and the amber tone of the resin. Richlite works similar to a dense hardwood and can be easily milled, sanded, routed, joined and it can also be laser engraved. Richlite is water-resistant, naturally antimicrobial, has low moisture absorption, heat and fire resistant, extraordinarily dense and durable, and has a natural appeal due to its paper construction.
With materials made from recycled content and pulp derived from responsibly harvested trees, Complete with FSC certification by the Rainforest Alliance and GREENGUARD accreditation, Richlite minimizing its impact by using sustainably-derived resources, through sound manufacturing and business practices, and by working with partners who share similar goals.
This is a great material for producing knife handles, pistol grips, cell phone cases, guitar parts and so much more. Not only is it an environmentally friendly material but much easier on your tools than G10, Canvas Linen, or Carbon fiber, no more itchy dust or fibers stuck in your fingers and less expensive than these other materials.
Below see two Dozier knives made with Richlite
High impact resistance, deflective & flexural strength and structural capabilities make Richlite an extremely durable material.
Dense, consistent and without voids, Richlite is an ideal machinable material for drilling, tapping, tooling and complex patterns.
From 100% recycled products to waste-to-energy (WE™) technology, Richlite makes an obvious sustainable choice.
Richlite’s distinctive look and feel provides for a unique tactile experience.
Click on the link below to see how Richlite is made.