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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 Friction Applications

    Hexion has developed a comprehensive selection of high performance resins for the friction market, meeting the specific and evolving needs of customers in the automotive, rail, and industrial equipment industries.




    The Leading Performance Resins for the Automotive Friction Industry 

    Hexion has decades of expertise in phenolic resin systems for automotive disc brake pads, drum brake linings and clutch facings, helping customers reduce cycle times and increase productivity while meeting varied process and performance criteria.


    We offer a wide selection of unmodified and modified resins, in both liquid and solid (powder) forms. Our resins are compatible with numerous friction material formulations and manufacturing processes including cold, warm or hot compression molding, impregnation and saturation.

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    New Material Options for Copper-Free Friction Formulations 

    Research indicates a boron-nitride phenol formaldehyde novolac hybrid powder with hexa provides a stable friction coefficient, nominal wear and improved noise reduction in copper-free formulations.




    Disc Brake PadsDrum Brake LiningsClutch FacingsBacking Plate Adhesive Reduced Cycle TimeImproved Product Stability at Higher TemperaturesFlexible Processing in Various FormulationsImproved Noise Reduction (NVH) PerformanceIncreased Flexibility for High Fiber FormulationsExpanded Operating Process WindowModification
        Bakelite® J1016H       
        Bakelite® J1077H       
        Bakelite® FD-1218F       
        Bakelite® PF9753RP      NBR
        Bakelite® J1309H      CR
        Bakelite® J1134H      CNSL
        Bakelite® PF7300DP       
        Bakelite® PF7307RP       

    Improved metal adhesion & high shear strength



    Additional products are available for this application. Please contact Customer Service for information.