Bakelite


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a thermosetting plastic used as electric insulators and for making plastic ware and telephone receivers etc

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We spent a day avidly cleaning and buffing the Bakelite phones with soft butter and a dust cloth.
A Joseph Lorenzl jazz-age patinated bronze figure, above; and a red Bakelite phone, right
Bakelite was invented and patented in 1907 by the chemist Leo Baekeland, who also called it phenol-formaldehyde polymer (PF) or phenolic resin.
Prices start at just a few pounds for a small bakelite brooch and can go into the low hundreds for a particularly stylish bakelite necklace, more if it is by a well known designer.
We have over 27,000 pieces of jewelry, from American Indian to Russian amber to Bakelite," said owner Eleanor Goodchild.
Stephen Dillane plays Brooks Baekeland, heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune, who marries an unstable socialite called Barbara (Julianne Moore).
Torrential rain and extensive flooding greeted the Plastics Historical Society's centenary celebrations of Bakelite in Stratford-on-Avon, UK.
Tokyo, Japan, Feb 2, 2007 - (JCN) - Sumitomo Bakelite announced February 1 the production start of Phenolic molding compounds for disc brake caliper pistons at its Sumitomo Bakelite (Suzhou) location in China.
Then there was the Concrete Collection in the Amberley Working Museum, Sussex, Barometer World in Okehampton, Devon, and the Bakelite Museum in Williton, Somerset, with its "vintage British plastic with literally thousands of quirky and rare items on show, including spy cameras and a bakelite coffin".
I CAN REMEMBER the day, when I was just tall enough to see the top of the kitchen table, that my father patiently assembled a crystal radio set: a shoebox, the tube out of a toilet roll, wound with copper wire, a few bakelite knobs and the whiff of melting solder.
He moved on to Bakelite AG in 1994 and held a variety of management positions in the area of marketing and sales, ultimately as the global business unit manager moulding compounds.
The new Hexion Specialty Chemicals also includes Bakelite AG, a company that Borden Chemical previously announced they would be acquiring.
Hexion also includes Bakelite AG, which Borden Chemical acquired in late April.
Sumitomo Bakelite to buy overseas phenolic molding compound firms