Bakelite Powder-Introduction

Bakelite Powder-Introduction

Bakelite Powder-Introduction 1000 666 resitan

Learn about phenolic molding powder or Bakelite


Bacallite was found and introduced to the world between 1907-1910 by the American-Belgian chemist, Lehondrick Buckland. It made from thermoplastic phenol formaldehyde and was the first composite plastic to be composed of composite materials. Electrical dissipation and heat resistance properties of this material have led to the use of Bakalit with the aim of producing various products in various industries such as electronics, electricity meters, kitchen appliances, aerospace, etc.

Bakalite is easily and quickly molded, which is a very important advantage in bulky products. Bakalite is a type of thermosetting compound and therefore retains its shape and does not deform when it is molded, even after exposure to heat or various solvents.

Bakalite is also a good choice for new developments in the field of electricity and automotive because of its extraordinary resistance to heat, electricity and chemicals, and are used in the production of electrical devices such as lamp sockets and electronic tubes, all kinds of electrical parts, insulations, etc.


Bakalite molding powder is made from a combination of phenolic resin (novalak) and additives such as soot, graphite and other fillers. This thermoset plastic has the ability to harden against heat.

Bakelite’s molding processes have a number of advantages. Bakalite resins can be in the form of powders or semi-processed slugs that increasing the molding speed. Thermoset resins such as Bakalite require heat and pressure during the molding cycle, but they can be removed from the molding process without being cooled, again increase the molding speed. Also, since these materials have soft and polished surfaces, millions of pieces can be duplicated at low speed and cost.

Types of Bakalite Molding Powder

  • Injection
  • Press
  • Graphite
  • Glass Fiber