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The Differences of Melamine and Urea Formaldehyde Resin
Aug , 13 2021

Melamine-formaldehyde resin is a polymer produced by the reaction of melamine and formaldehyde. Melamine resin is added with inorganic fillers to make molded products with rich colors, which are mostly used for decorative boards, tableware, and daily necessities.

The abbreviation of urea-formaldehyde resin, UF, is urea and formaldehyde under the action of a catalyst (alkaline or acid catalyst), polycondensation into an initial urea-formaldehyde resin, and then under the action of a curing agent or auxiliary agent, an insoluble and infusible final thermosetting resin is formed.

the application of melamine molding compound

Melamine tableware

Melamine molding compound and melamine glazing powder are used to making melamine tableware, which is commonly known as imitation porcelain tableware. The color and luster and surface feel are similar to porcelain, and the price of porcelain is relatively low, it is not fragile, so it is loved by the catering industry. You can find dinner plates in school and company restaurants, sea bowls in street restaurants, and even auxiliary bowls and chopsticks used by children at home.

melamine tableware raw material

Urea-formaldehyde resin, abbreviated as UF is made of urea and formaldehyde added with fillers and various additives to hot-press molding. It is the same amino resin as melamine resin. It has a wide range of applications, such as the most common urea-formaldehyde resin adhesive.

Urea-formaldehyde resin is also made into tableware, but this type of tableware can only be used at room temperature and cannot be in contact with hot or acidic food.

melamine tableware raw material powder

More information about: “How to Choose Safe Melamine Tableware?” please click for details.

A proper use of melamine tableware is also very important. You can read this article “8 Tips for Using Melamine Tableware”.

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