Phenolic wheels are commonly used when companies need to store heavy items. Made from macerated canvas and phenolic resin, these wheels are made to last through most conditions. They are most useful for holding stationary loads or for transporting items in dry, concrete environments. Depending on the make and size of the wheel, they can even be made with a capacity of up to 8,000 pounds. However, there are many more benefits to phenolic caster wheels.
If you're searching for one of the most inexpensive wheel options out there, a phenolic wheelis the best choice for you, but don't expect them to meet your needs permanently. Although they are one of the cheapest industrial wheels on the market, they are definitely not the most long-lasting.
Phenolic wheels are able to resist damage in many situations. With a 90 Shore D durometer, the caster used to make these wheels is one of the hardest out there and is comparable to a golf ball or bowling ball. It is very important to keep these wheels away from water and many other types of liquids. However, they are very resistant to both oil and grease. Additionally, these wheels are able to withstand temperatures from as low as -50 degrees Fahrenheit to as high as 250 degrees Fahrenheit.