100 years later, Bakelite shines

Bregar, Bill
August 2007
Plastics News;8/6/2007, Vol. 19 Issue 23, p1
Trade Publication
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.


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