Organic Chemistry
Plastics and Polymers

What is phenol-formaldehyde polymer used for?

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April 27, 2010 3:48AM

Phenolic resins are mainly used in the production of circuit boards. They are better known however for the production of molded products including pool(Billiard) balls, laboratory countertops, and as coatings and adhesives. In the form of Bakelite, they are the earliest commercial synthetic resin