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Bakelite® Phenolic Materials

Reliable performance. Consistent quality. Innovative solutions.

These are the keys to the success of the Bakelite® brand, which has been at the forefront of the phenolics industry for over a century.

Since 1907, when Leo Baekeland created the first synthetic thermosetting plastic, the Bakelite® brand has stood for the finest phenolic resins and molding compounds – backed by the best technical and formulation support in the world. There’s no better material than Bakelite® phenolic resins when your application requires:

  • Remarkable heat resistance
  • Surface hardness
  • Dimensional stability
  • Chemical resistance
  • Electrical insulating properties
  • Enhanced FST (Fire Smoke Toxicity) properties
Reliable performance. Consistent quality. Innovative solutions.

The versatility of phenolic resins makes them attractive components of formulations in many industries. They can also be offered in combination with fire resistant and pest resistant additives. Bakelite® phenolics can come in a variety of forms, appropriate for their many applications:

  • Powder novolacs (with or without modification)
  • Alkaline and alkaline-free liquid resoles
  • Phenolic/cresylic resins
  • Solvent-based resin solutions
  • Water-based resin solutions
  • Low free monomer options
  • Molding compounds

Capitalizing on our decades of experience with phenolic resin, we continue to create new products that enhance the inherent benefits of these products in order to address sustainability, processing ease and provide additional advantages. Innovations such as BreakThru™ technology can furnish even more options for using our existing portfolio of phenolic products.

Industries for Phenolic Materials

To find the right phenolic resins with the benefits needed for your application, click on the appropriate industry. Often our phenolic resin solutions can be tailor-made for your specific requirements.