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

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  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • melamine resin — ☆ melamine resin n. any of various thermosetting, synthetic resins made by condensing formaldehyde with melamine and used in making dishes, utensils, adhesives, etc …   English World dictionary

  • 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 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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