phenolic resin

noun Chemistry.
any of the class of thermosetting resins formed by the condensation of phenol, or of a phenol derivative, with an aldehyde, especially formaldehyde: used chiefly in the manufacture of paints and plastics and as adhesives for sandpaper and plywood.
Also called phenolic, phenoplast.


Origin:
1915–20; phenol + -ic

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phenolic resin
 
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See also Bakelite any one of a class of resins derived from phenol, used in paints, adhesives, and as thermosetting plastics

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Laminates are made of thin sheets of kraft paper impregnated with phenolic resin.
Ultimately, they decided upon a phenolic resin plastic.
The copper refrigeration lines shall be protected with polyester tubing or phenolic resin.
Alcohol, phenolic resin, and melamine resin also are stored in above-ground tanks with concrete spill catchment basins.
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