melamine resin
melamine resin melamine resin melamine-fromaldehyde methanal resin melamine-fromaldehyde methanal resin n. A thermosetting plastic formed by the reaction of melamine and formaldehyde. It is used for molding and for preparing laminated sheets used to surface counter tops, walls, and furniture. The commercially marketed {Formica} (TM) is one type of melamine resin. [PJC]

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  • Melamine resin — Idealized structure of melamine resin Melamine resin or melamine formaldehyde (also shortened to melamine) is a hard, thermosetting plastic material made from melamine and formaldehyde by polymerization. In its butylated form, it is dissolved in… …   Wikipedia

  • melamine resin — noun a thermosetting resin formed from melamine and an aldehyde; used in molded products, adhesives, and coatings • Hypernyms: ↑synthetic resin * * * noun : any of a group of thermosetting resins made from melamine and an aldehyde (as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • melamine resin — noun Date: 1939 a thermosetting resin made from melamine and an aldehyde and used especially in molded or laminated products, adhesives, and coatings …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • melamine resin — noun any thermosetting resin, such as Formica trade;, manufactured from melamine and an aldehyde, used to make surface coatings etc …   Wiktionary

  • melamine resin — Chem. any of the class of thermosetting resins formed by the interaction of melamine and formaldehyde: used chiefly as adhesives for laminated materials and as coatings for paper, plastics, and textiles. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • melamine resin — mel′amine res in n. chem. a thermosetting resin used as an adhesive and a coating for paper, plastics, and textiles • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • melamine-fromaldehyde methanal resin — melamine resin melamine resin melamine fromaldehyde methanal resin melamine fromaldehyde methanal resin n. A thermosetting plastic formed by the reaction of melamine and formaldehyde. It is used for molding and for preparing laminated sheets used …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melamine foam — is a foam like material consisting of a formaldehyde melamine sodium bisulfite copolymer. The foam is manufactured in Germany by BASF under the name Basotect . It has been used for over 20 years as insulation for pipes and ductwork, and has a… …   Wikipedia

  • Melamine — This article is about the chemical compound. For the plastic also called melamine , see melamine resin. Melamine …   Wikipedia

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