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Infinite potential.
Infinite curiosity.
Infinite solutions.

… it’s what continues to drive us today. From making buildings more fire resistant. To realizing the future of transportation from electrics cars to space travel. To improving the productivity of our life-sustaining crops. And ways we haven’t even dreamed of quite yet. Together with manufacturers around the world, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish.

Change the world for the better in ways we haven’t even dreamed of.

The original and still leading the way

From the first synthesized plastic to a global company

Latest news from Bakelite

May 27, 2022 – Bakelite Synthetics is pleased to announce the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Georgia-Pacific’s chemicals business (“Georgia-Pacific Chemicals”).

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The original is back and still leading the way for future composites technology! We want to talk about your vision, ideas, challenges and our innovations with you and cordially invite you to visit us at JEC World 2022.

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As part of our continuing growth strategy, we are excited to announce that Bakelite Synthetics has agreed to purchase Georgia Pacific's Phenolics Chemicals business in the Americas. Once the sale is complete, the business will become part of Bakelite…

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The UTech tradeshow was held in Maastricht (Netherlands) on 16-18 November where the Bakelite Team highlighted PUR, PIR and CASE as well as Resonance aromatic polyols.

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Discover our ultra low formaldehyde technology of Cellobond™ phenolic resins - not only the the material of choice for aerospace interior applications, but also increasingly mass transit, construction (e.g. tunnels) or marine due to low FST (fire,…

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Are you a profile manufacturer or user? Would you like to find out more about pultrusion? You are looking for the latest developments and exchange with experts?

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Bakelite Synthetics has been supporting the Balthasar children's hospice in Olpe (Germany) for many years. Balthasar children's hospice is a place to live, laugh, and assist grieving families.

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Sustainability

Use resources responsibly. Produce products more sustainably.

To protect against climate change we are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and we strive to efficiently using natural resources, optimizing existing processes and enhancing products and technologies through continuous innovation.

Our commercial, technical and product stewardship teams are passionate about supporting our business and partner with our customers to meet very individualized sustainability targets. By leveraging our technical expertise, applying innovative thinking and using alternative raw materials where possible, our products are widely used to turn renewable raw materials, such as wood, into highly engineered products by our downstream partners.  This helps facilitate the transition towards a carbon neutral economy by providing technical solutions for energy conservation in Building and Construction and in the Transportation sector. 

1. We look for opportunities to incorporate renewable raw materials

2. We strive to reduce the use of raw materials that may restrict the recycling of our customers' products.

3. We strive to work with local suppliers wherever possible

4. 40% of our sites are certified to ISO 50001 standards; we continue to push for the same at other sites

5. Many of our downstream partners are certifying to cutting edge certification programs

Together we will make a difference

Since Leo Baekeland’s invention in 1907, products made with Bakelite resins have been highly valued for their durability and long life cycle expectations.  Bakelite is working to develop resins that can further improve life cycle expectations through products that enable downstream articles to be recycled.  We strive to continue to close the gap between the environment and economics.

By incorporating principles of Energy Management Systems and working closely with downstream partners that are obtaining environmental certifications, we are working to continually make a positive impact on the environment.

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Bakelite® PF 2020 focuses on environmental protection

Through the targeted use of renewable natural raw materials – such as wood flour which is a significant and integral part of the formulation – and the use of secondary raw materials, we have succeeded in closing the gap between ecology and economics.

Another important building block of sustainable resource management is recyclability. Bakelite® PF2020 technology is free of halogen and heavy metals which do not restrict the recyclability of articles made with these products.

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You want to join our story as a customer or as a talent? We are looking forward to hearing about your ideas or help you if you would like to know more about a product or technology.

Michael Stahl

Your contact for general requests.

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Gaye Haas

North America, South America, Australia

Your contact for Phenolic and Amino Resins.

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Heike Haas

Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia

Your contact for Phenolic and Amino Resins.

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Ramesh Pisipati

Your contact for Aromatic Polyols.

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Rene Hackler

Your contact for Molding Compounds.

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Jan Prins

Your contact for Formaldehyde.

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