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Bakelite® Cresol Resoles

Hexion manufactures resole resins based on cresols, which are alcohol soluble and heat reactive and are commonly used in coating applications. These resins are compatible with:

  • Epoxy coatings
  • Polyester coatings
  • Acrylic coatings
  • Most common plasticizers such as polyvinyl butyral (PVB)

Benefits of o- and p-cresol resoles include:

  • Improved moisture resistance
  • The ability to form films
  • Excellent adhesion
  • Alcohol solubility
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved toughness

We supply Bakelite cresol-based resins as water-based or in solution. Typical solvents are ketones or alcohols.

Such resins find application in: