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Bakelite® Thermosets for Automotive Applications

Bakelite engineering thermosets make it possible to design lightweight complex parts that require precision and performance. Usable as molded, they can be a lower cost solution than die-cast metal.

Low RiskDesign Flexibility
  • Phenolic molding compounds have been used in demanding applications for decades.
  • Inherent properties make them ideal for high stress, high heat, environments
  • Phenolic resins have been used for many years in electrical, automotive under-the-hood and transmission applications
  • Reliable supply chain trusted by multiple tier 1 manufacturers
  • Fast, low cost functional prototypes of large parts possible
  • Inherently flame resistant
  • Grades with inherently low shrinkage and low coefficient of thermal expansion make a range of tight tolerance parts possible.
  • Complex net shape parts
  • Small high precision parts
  • Tight tolerances over large spans
  • Special grades available with isotropic CTEs close to aluminum & steel
Product AdvantagesProduct Strengths
  • Weight advantage compared to metal
  • Surface finish
  • Dimensional stability
  • High heat resistance
  • Creep resistance
  • Insulating power
  • Low energy costs at production
  • Less re-machining
  • Freedom from corrosion
  • No halogen-containing flame retardant
  • Free from heavy metals
  • Good recyclability
  • Safety margins on peak temperature
Easy to ProcessCost Effective
  • Can be injection molded
  • Possible to mold net shape parts without secondary machining
  • Possible to screw mechanical fasteners directly into molded material--no inserts
  • Cost effective parts vs. machined die cast aluminum and high temperature engineering thermoplastics.
  • Complex net shape parts save machining costs over metal equivalents
  • Recyclable

 

Hexion’s thermosetting molding compounds are utilized when there must be a combination of good electrical insulating properties and high heat resistance, rigidity, surface hardness, high elastic modulus and good solvent resistance. Even if the recommended operating temperature range is temporarily exceeded, dimensional stability will be maintained.

 

ProductApplication
Enging AttachmentsVacuum PumpPulleysWater PumpPistonsStarter & Oil CapsFuel Pump PartsEncapsulation of ElectronicsHead Lamp SocketsSwitches & Connectors
Bakelite® EP 8412
 
Bakelite® EP 8413
 
Bakelite® PF1110
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bakelite® PF 2874
 
Bakelite® PF6501
 
 
Bakelite® PF6510
 
 
Bakelite® PF6680
 
 
Bakelite® PF6771
 
 
 
 
Bakelite® PF7596
 
Bakelite® UP 3415
 

 

 

ProductBenefit
High Mechanical StrengthImproved Dimensionally AccuracyIsotropicCreep StabilityImproved Heat StabilityAutomotive Media ResistantReduced AbrasionReduced WarpageHeat ConductiveExcellent Electrical Properties
Bakelite® EP 8412
 
 
 
 
Bakelite® EP 8413
 
 
Bakelite® PF1110
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bakelite® PF 2874
 
 
Bakelite® PF6501
 
 
 
Bakelite® PF6510
 
 
 
 
 
Bakelite® PF6680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bakelite® PF6771
 
 
 
 
 
Bakelite® PF7596
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bakelite® UP 3415
 
 
 

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