Bakelite paper

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A paper varnished with Bakelite brand thermosetting Phenolic resin. After curing, Bakelite paper was pressure treated to produce a hard, stiff paper. Primarily made from 1920-1940, this early type of laminate had good resistance to water, oils, and solvents. It was used for electrical insulation and molded parts.

Resources and Citations

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
  • Thomas C. Jester (ed.), Twentieth-Century Building Materials, McGraw-Hill Companies, Washington DC, 1995

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