Most melamine is used in the wood-based panel industry as a starting product for the manufacture of melamine-formaldehyde (MF) and melamine-urea-formaldehyde (MUF) resins.

Main outlets for these resins are decorative surface laminates for kitchen worktops, furniture and floors and adhesives for board materials such as particle board (chipboard), MDF and plywood.


Segmentation Global Melamine Consumption

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​Other applications for melamine include:

  • Specially formulated resin systems to produce highly durable coatings for e.g. vehicle body paints, drink cans and household appliances.
  • Flame-retardant additives for poly-urethane foams used in furniture and mattresses.
  • Melafine®, the finest  melamine available, is ideally suited for the production of consistent and high performance intumescent coatings.
  • Thermosetting/molding compounds in safe and hygienic dinnerware, electrical equipment, handles for pans and other utensils that need insulating properties.
  • Paper and textile producers use melamine to increase wear resistance and to improve wet-strength properties to specialty papers and printed textiles.
  • Sulphonated MF-resins, used as plasticizers in water-reducing concrete admixtures. Melamine improves the flow characteristics and makes the end product stronger and faster-setting.
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