Melamine/formaldehyde resin

Agent Name
Melamine/formaldehyde resin
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Major Category
Plastics & Rubber
Melamine/formaldehyde resin formula graphical representation
Budamin MF 55I; Budamin MF 60I; CA 105; CR 2024; Cassurit HML; Cassurit MLP; Cassurit MLS; Cassurit MT; Cibamin M 100; Cohedur A; Cymel; Melamine, polymer with formaldehyde; Nanoplast; 1,3,5-Triazine-2,4,6-triamine, polymer with formaldehyde; [ChemIDplus]
Formaldehyde Resins
Amino resins are thermosetting plastics formed from the reaction of formaldehyde and an amino group, usually urea or melamine. They are used as bonding agents in plywood and particle board and wrinkle-resistance agents in textiles. They are also molded for electrical devices and various commercial and home applications. [LaDou (2nd ed.), p. 522-3] No longer used widely in paper towels to increase water resistance; [Kanerva, p. 1608]
Allergic contact dermatitis reported in a cast technician who applied orthopedic casts containing melamine-formaldehyde resin (MFR); also reported in dental technicians using MFR for moldings; MFR also used in textile finishing; [Kanerva, p. 1810]
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