Hexion’s Bakelite® family of phenolic resins are proven in a broad range of applications and are the industry-standard in areas as diverse as refractories and composite parts for rail interiors. With over 100 years of formulation expertise, we can also optimize our resin products to fit your specific application requirements and take your process to the next level.
The Bakelite® family of phenolic resins includes reinforcing resins, tackifiers and vulcanizing agents for the manufacture of tires and rubber goods.Our reinforcing resins improve the processability, hardness, tensile strength, and abrasion- and temperature-resistance of vulcanized rubber compounds. Our tackifying phenolic resins improve compound tack and help tire manufacturers achieve optimum performance balance for rolling resistance, grip and noise. Finally, reactive Bakelite® resins used for rubber vulcanization enhance the heat-resistance of vulcanized rubber material.