bakelite

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General Science

Cars & Driving

  • noun
    (written as Bakelite)
    a proprietary, hard, brittle plastic used in the early days of plastics engineering, especially for electrical parts because of its good insulating properties

Construction

  • A plastic developed for use in electrical fittings, door handles, pulls, etc. Bakelite has high chemical and electrical resistance.

Electronics

  • A thermosetting synthetic resin used as a dielectric or for making hard plastic objects, such as knobs, utilized in electronics.
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