What is it?
Melamine Formaldehyde is a hard chemosetting plastic used mainly in laminates and in treatment of textiles and coatings.

How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer. 

  • Flame retardant in:
  • Textiles
  • Carpets
  • Home furnishings
  • Plastics
  • Paint
  • Adhesives
  • Construction materials
  • Kitchen utensils and dishes
  • Insulation
  • Soundproofing materials
  • Plywood and particle board
  • Laminate flooring, utensils and cabinets

Other names for Melamine Formaldehyde:
  • Polyoxymethylene melamine
  • Kaurit M70
  • Melamine resin
  • Metamine formaldehyde resin

How safe is it?

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