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Related to phenol-formaldehyde resin: novolac resin
phenol-formaldehyde resin[′fē‚nȯl fər′mal·də‚hīd ‚rez·ən]
Thermosetting resin made by the reaction of phenol and formaldehyde; has good strength and chemical resistance and low cost; used as a molding material for mechanical and electrical parts. Originally known as Bakelite.
phenol-formaldehyde resin, phenolic resin
A thermosetting, waterproof, low-cost, mold-resistant, high-strength synthetic resin made from phenol and formaldehyde; has good resistance to aging; used extensively in the manufacture of adhesives, exterior and marine plywood, laminated products, and molded articles.