Bakelite was one of the first plastics made from synthetic components, Bakelite was used for its electrical nonconductivity and heat-resistant properties in electrical insulators, radio and telephone casings and such diverse products as kitchenware, jewelry, pipe stems, children's toys, and firearms.
Today, Bakelite usually refers to as Phenolic.
See Engineered Plastics - Phenolic.
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