From 1900 until 1960 it was the material most widely used material in mass production. It has now been substituted by injection molded plastics. Production process: the material in powder form, is pressed in a mould. The male mold presses the powder at 150 degrees. This process is called press-molding because pressure and heat are used to harden the material.
The main property, still unsurpassed, is its resistance to heat and low electrical conductivity. Since 1900 bachelite was been commonly used in everyday common objects such as telephones, radios, electrical devices, housewares, as wells jewelery.
Visconti offers one model in bachelite, the "Montecarlo". The only pen that can resist to 200 heat!