What are the Differences between Melamine Resin and Urea Resin?


Melamine resin is a polymer obtained by the reaction of melamine and formaldehyde. It’s also known as melamine formaldehyde resin. The English abbreviation is MF.

Its products are infusible thermosetting resins. It is often referred to as amino resin together with urea-formaldehyde resin.

1. Melamine resin is made into molded products with rich colors, mostly used in the production of decorative boards, tableware, daily necessities, etc. The tableware looks like porcelain, not easy to be brittle and suitable for dishwasher washing.

2. Melamine resin and urea-formaldehyde resin can be mixed into adhesives, which are used to make laminates.

Although melamine resin is more expensive than urea resin, only melamine resin ( powder form ) can be molded into food rade gmelamine tableware. Huafu Chemicals is specialized in the production of 100% purity melamine formaldehyde molding compound. Welcome to visit our factory in China.

 HFM Melamine powder

Urea-formaldehyde resin is urea and formaldehyde under the action of a catalyst, polycondensation into an initial urea-formaldehyde resin, and then under the action of a curing agent or auxiliary agent to form an insoluble and infusible final thermosetting resin. Also known as urea formaldehyde resin. The English abbreviation UF.

1. The cured urea-formaldehyde resin is light in color, translucent, resistant to weak acid and weak alkali, good insulation performance, excellent abrasion resistance, and low price. It is widely used in adhesives.

2. Urea-formaldehyde is easy to decompose in case of strong acid and strong alkali, and has poor weather resistance, large shrinkage, high brittleness, water intolerance, and easy aging. Wood-based panels produced with urea-formaldehyde resin have the problem of formaldehyde release during the manufacturing and use process, so it must Modify it.

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