Bakelite Limited was formed in 1927 from the amalgamation of three suppliers of phenol formaldehyde materials: the Damard Lacquer Company Limited of Birmingham; Mouldensite Limited of' Darley Dale and Redmanol Limited of London. Around 1928, A new factory opened in Tyseley, Birmingham in September 1931. It was demolished in 1998.
Bakelite is little used in consumer products today due to the cost and complexity of its production and its brittle nature, but old Bakelite products, especially kitchenware, have become quite collectible in recent years.
see also phenol formaldehyde resin