Scroll Top

Bakelite® Resins for Friction Applications


Bakelite® Resins for Friction Applications

Bakelite has developed a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance resins with high heat-resistant and desired NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) properties for the friction market that meet the specific and evolving needs of customers in the automotive, rail, aerospace and industrial equipment segments. We offer a wide selection of unmodified and modified resins, in both liquid and powder form. These are compatible with a variety of friction formulations and manufacturing processes including compression molding (cold, warm and hot), impregnation and saturation. Our resins help boost productivity through shorter cycle times in applications such a disc brake pads, brake shoes, brake blocks, drum brake linings and clutch facings. Bakelite® phenolic resin systems can be tailored to meet the strict specifications and certifications for rail and mass transit brake system components.

Bakelite Friction

Modified phenolic resins offer a wide range of benefits for industrial applications including the friction industry in the emerging transition toward electrification. Bakelite Synthetics has developed high-performance silicone-modified phenolic resins, Bakelite® FD-1320E and Bakelite® FD-1246E, which provide reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) in disc brake pads formulation. In addition, these resins offer flexible processability in various formulations by providing an expanded operating process window.

Bakelite Synthetics Resins for Friction Material Applications

Bakelite Synthetics Resins for Friction Material Applications Table