This came up in a conversation with friends, and we realized we don’t know what pool balls are made of. They’re pretty solid. What are they made of?
What Are Pool Balls Made Of?
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They were originally made of ivory. These days, the better quality pool balls are made from a chemical compound called Bakelite or cast phenolic resin. Which are thermo-setting materials, which means they can’t be melted down and used again (so manufacturers try not to use them anymore.) The lower-quality ones could be made out of acrylic and/or polyester.