Amsterdam Bakelite Collection


From left to right:
Mr. Zhiqiang Wang, General Manager, Puyang Willing Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Mrs. Cathy Buggenhout, Consul-General of Belgium, Shanghai
Mr. Reindert Groot, Chairman Amsterdam Bakelite Collection
Mr. Peter Potman, Consul-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Shanghai
Professor Tong Zhao, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Mr. Jason Cui, Vice Chairman, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, Beijing



From October 29 till November 1 a special exhibition took place in the Shanghai Everbright Congress and Exhibition Center. 600 Objects were brought from Amsterdam to Shanghai by China Cargo Airlines. For the first time in history this selection of rare European and American molded Bakelite and cast phenolic objects was on display during the SAMPE 2013 Conference and Exhibition in China. Bakelite materials are unknown to the Chinese public, but are produced in China for both internal use and global export. The annual production of Bakelite or phenolic resins comes close to a million tons.