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'''Melamine resin''' or '''melamine formaldehyde''' (also shortened to '''melamine''') is a hard, [[thermosetting plastic]] material made from [[melamine]] and [[formaldehyde]] by [[polymerization]].
 
'''Melamine resin''' or '''melamine formaldehyde''' (also shortened to '''melamine''') is a hard, [[thermosetting plastic]] material made from [[melamine]] and [[formaldehyde]] by [[polymerization]].
   
== Applications ==
 
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===In the kitchen===
 
Melamine resin is often used in kitchen utensils and plates (such as Melmac). Melamine resin utensils and bowls are not microwave safe, as they absorb the microwave radiation and heat up.<ref>{{cite web | publisher = [[Michigan State University Extension]] | work = Home Maintenance and Repair | date = 2003-06-24 | title = Melamine Plastic | author = Anne Field | url = http://web1.msue.msu.edu/imp/mod02/01500096.html}}</ref> As with all thermosetting materials, melamine resin cannot be melted and, therefore, cannot be recycled.
 
 
=== Construction material ===
 
Melamine resin is the main constituent of high-pressure [[laminate]]s, such as [[Formica (plastic)|Formica]] and [[Arborite]], and of [[laminate flooring]]. Melamine-resin tile wall panels can also be used as [[whiteboard]]s.
 
 
=== Cabinet and furniture making ===
 
Melamine resin often is used to saturate decorative papers that are directly laminated onto [[particle board]]; the resulting panel is often called ''melamine'' and commonly used in [[ready-to-assemble furniture]] and inexpensive [[Cabinet making|kitchen cabinet]]s.
 
 
Melamine is available in different sizes and thicknesses, as well as a large number of colors and patterns. The sheets are heavy and difficult to work with, as the resin is prone to chipping when being cut with conventional table saws.<ref name = pro>{{cite web | publisher = Pro Woodworking Tips.com | title = Melamine | url = http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com/Melamine.html}}</ref>
 
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Revision as of 11:52, 4 November 2008

Idealized structure of melamine resin
A melamine-resin plate
A melamine-resin ladle

Melamine resin or melamine formaldehyde (also shortened to melamine) is a hard, thermosetting plastic material made from melamine and formaldehyde by polymerization.

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See also

  • Melamine foam is a special form of melamine resin. It is used mainly as an insulating and soundproofing material and more recently as a cleaning abrasive.

References

  • Lee Jesberger (2008). Pro Woodworking Tips.com.

External links