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Bakelite® Resins for Adhesives and Sealants

Bakelite® Resins for Adhesives and Sealants

While many Bakelite® resins are used as adhesives to bind materials in industries such as wood, automotive and insulation, they are also used in the adhesives and sealants industry itself. Our phenolic systems offer a broad spectrum of processing and performance characteristics for formulating adhesives based on various rubbers, polyvinyl butyrals and plastisols that bond to:

  • Metal
  • Ceramics
  • Plastics
  • Paper
  • Thermoplastic rubber
  • Concrete
  • Glass
  • Cloth
  • Polyesters

Our phenolic resins are suited for a wide range of reactive adhesives including:

  • Metal adhesives
  • Metal primers for bonding rubber
  • Chlorinated or nitrile rubber adhesives
  • Contact, pressure-sensitive adhesives
  • Hot-melt adhesives

Bakelite® resins are particularly effective in applications in which rubber-to-metal bonds are exposed to extreme mechanical, chemical and thermal stresses. Films made of phenolic resins can be used in abrasion-resistant and thermal barrier films.

Recognized benefits of Bakelite® phenolic resins include:

  • Chemical resistance
  • Water resistance
  • Excellent extreme temperature performance
  • Rapid- and low-temperature cure
  • Electrical resistivity
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Metal adhesion

Polychloroprene Adhesives​

Polychloroprene-based contact adhesives contain resoles derived from alkyl phenols. These resins enhance the adhesion, cohesion and particularly the heat stability of the formulation. Crystallization of the polychloroprene commences after the solvent evaporates, causing a loss of tack in the adhesive film within a short period of time. Use of resins significantly delays crystallization, producing a longer contact adhesion period or “open time“.

Polychloroprene adhesives are used in the shoemaking, construction, automotive and furniture industries.

Bakelite Synthetics Resins for Adhesive Industry

Bakelite Synthetics Resins for Adhesive Industry