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melamine resin

noun, Chemistry
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.
Origin of melamine resin
1940-45 Unabridged
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  • Specifically, the ones made with melamine resin that is known to release formaldehyde.
  • Alcohol, phenolic resin, and melamine resin also are stored in above-ground tanks with concrete spill catchment basins.
  • Decorative laminate sheet is formed by saturating successive layers of paper with either a phenolic or melamine resin.
British Dictionary definitions for melamine resin

melamine resin

a thermosetting amino resin, stable to heat and light, produced from melamine and used for moulded products, adhesives, and surface coatings
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