Topic of the Month

Bakelite 111 years old

Material with the infinity symbol

By Markus Weber and Guido Deussing

Bakelite logo with the mathematical infinity symbol. (Source: Archiv)

Baekeland portrait on a Belgian stamp. Source: Archiv

What Bakelite has to do with photography

Baekeland’s private laboratory in Yonkers/USA. (Source: wikipedia)

How Bakelite got its name