Melamine Formaldehyde - MF Melamine

Advantages

Easily coloured (unlike Phenolics).  Taste and odour free.  Good resistance to solvents - stain resistant in general, although dependent upon filler choice.  Electrical properties relatively unaffected by high humidity (unlike Phenolic).  Self-extinguishing.

Disadvantages

Inferior to Phenolic in dimensional stability in hot dry conditions.  More expensive than Urea or Phenolic.  Limited resistance to concentrated acids and alkalies.

Applications

Impact resistant crockery (e.g. for hospitals and picnics), toilet seats, pan handles and knobs, stain and cut resistant decorative laminates.

 

Source : Abstracted from Plascams

For more information on Plascams please visit The Rubber and Plastics Research Association

 

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