TITLE

100 years later, Bakelite shines

AUTHOR(S)
Bregar, Bill
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
Plastics News;8/6/2007, Vol. 19 Issue 23, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the 100th anniversary of the invention of Bakelite by Belgium native Leo Hendrik Baekeland. A century following the invention of Bakelite, it is used in a number of applications. Some of the major automotive uses include distributor caps, radiator caps, instrument panels, door handles, and steering wheels. It is informed that Bakelite has added a touch of style to some collectibles including radios and Parker pens.
ACCESSION #
26167407

 

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