Cat·​a·​lin | \ ˈkatᵊlə̇n \

Definition of Catalin

: a thermosetting plastic made of a cast phenol-formaldehyde resin and marked by high compressive strength and ready machinability

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First Known Use of Catalin

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Catalin

formerly a U.S. registered trademark

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“Catalin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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