Trade Names: Tufnol, Paxolin, Bakelite
Tufnol Its been made in the UK – Birmingham since the middle of the 1920’s and is a proprietary brand of laminated plastic. It can be made from layers of paper, cotton cloth or glass fibre cloth which are dipped into a resin or varnish and then strongly bonded together under high pressure in a hot press.
Paxolin can be used for low voltage insulator having low to moderate electrical requirements. Can be easily machined, has good impact mechanical properties and is rigid.
Bakelite (Baekelite) or polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride was the first plastic made from synthetic components. It is a thermosetting phenol formaldehyde resin, formed from a condensation reaction of phenol with formaldehyde.