On this day in 1909
On 5th February 1909, Bakelite was announced to the world by New Yorker Leo Baekeland.
Bakelite was the first plastic ever invented using synthetic components. Made by reacting Phenol with Formaldehyde. This was the precursor to the first Attwater industrial laminates, taking the same resin, we coated electrical grade paper and created our range of SRBP electrical insulation - still in manufacture today made at our plant in the UK.
If you'd like more information on any of our range of materials or how we can apply these to your products, please contact our sales team on 01772 256762 or you can email direct to Sales@attwater.com.