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From Bugs to Bakelite

The first commercially successful synthetic resin was invented over 100 years ago. The inspiration for this invention may surprise you. We have all heard of shellac, most often used as a wood finish. In the early 20th century, shellac was commonly used as an electrical insulator. As the electrical industry was expanding the demand for shellac was increasing. What everyone many not know about shellac is how it’s made; the material actually originates from the secretions of the female lac ...

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