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  • Unmatched Phenolic Resin Application Expertise

    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. 

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  • Bakelite® Phenolic Resins for Foam Applications

    Open and closed cell foams based on the Bakelite® family of phenolic resins are both lower-emitting and higher-performing – and suitable for thermal insulation, floral, mining and orthopedic applications. Our Bakelite® and Cellobond™ phenolic resins and related Phencat™ hardeners offer controlled cell structures, controlled exotherm rates and optimized mechanical properties, resulting in products that are more durable and resist fire, smoke, toxicity and chemical attack.

    Bakelite® and Cellobond™ phenolic resin grades are designed to reduce process emissions OLV (occupational limit values) during foam manufacturing, and to reduce product formaldehyde emissions. 


  • Variety of Benefits for Foam Panels Used in Thermal Insulation

    Bakelite® phenolic resins are the material of choice for foam panels used in thermal insulation. Our resins offer a range of benefits including low thermal conductivity, minimal density and excellent fire safety properties. Our offering also includes solutions for direct injection foam used in sandwich insulation panels.


    Our phenolic resins are compatible with a wide variety of blowing agents and surfactant packages and can be engineered to achieve the foam characteristics you desire, under your manufacturing process and conditions. 



    BlockContinuous Low Lambda (Low Transmittance)High Closed Cell ContentIncreased Compression StrengthDecreased FriabilityReduced EmissionsImproved Productivity in Fast Foaming Processes
    PF 1153PS
    PF F9730
    PF F9710
    PF F9740


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