Other Trading Names:

  • 1,3,5-Triazine-2,4,6-triamine
  • Aero;Cymel
  • Triaminotriazine
  • Melamin;trimeric cyanamide

CAS Number: 108-78-1

HS Code:  29336100

Types of Packaging:

  • 25 kg kraft paper compound bag
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Chemical Description

  • Melamine is an organic compound with the formula C3H6N6, with three amino groups attached to a triazine ring.
  • Primarily used as a raw material for the production of melamine resins, which are versatile and commonly used in laminates, adhesives, coatings, and molded plastics.
  • Melamine is also utilized in the manufacturing of flame retardants, textile finishes, and concrete plasticizers.
  • In the construction industry, melamine is employed as a flame retardant in insulation materials and as a binder in particleboards and plywood.
  • Automotive manufacturers use melamine in various components such as dashboards, panels, and coatings due to its durability and heat resistance.
  • In household goods, melamine is found in kitchenware, tableware, and utensils due to its scratch-resistant and shatterproof properties.
  • Melamine foam, known as magic erasers, is used for cleaning purposes due to its abrasive yet non-damaging nature.
  • It is a white crystalline solid with a slightly sweet odor and is soluble in hot water.
  • Melamine is non-toxic but can be harmful if ingested in large quantities, leading to kidney damage.
  • When heated, melamine decomposes to release nitrogen gas and leaves a residue of carbon, which can be toxic if inhaled.
  • Melamine is classified as a low hazard chemical, but proper handling and storage procedures should be followed to minimize risks.
  • Melamine-formaldehyde resin (MFR) is an active ingredient of strong (reinforced) plasters. Sensitization was reported in a plaster-room technician, who applied resin-reinforced pLaster casts, and in dental technicians.
  • MFR was contained in a strong dental pIaster used for moldings. Used as a textile finish res in, it was also found to be an allergen in women who replaced clothes in a store. MFR also releases formaldehyde, which may be the sensitizer.
  • It is used to make high-pressure laminating resins (e.g., decorative countertops), molded compounds (e.g., dinnerware), and surface coating resins (e.g., appliance finishes and automotive topcoats).
  • Additional major products are textile and paper treatment resins. Miscellaneous uses include adhesive resins for gluing lumber, plywood, and flooring, and resins for leather tanning agents. Melamine, melamine cyanurate, other melamine salts, and guanidine compounds are currently the most used group of nitrogen containing flame retardants.
  • Melamine is used as a flame retardant additive for polypropylene and polyethylene. Melamine cyanurate is employed commercially as a flame retardant for polyamides and terephthalates.
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