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:
    • Adhesives
    • Carpets
    • Construction materials
    • Home furnishings
    • Insulation
    • Kitchen utensils and dishes
    • Paint
    • Plastics
    • Plywood and particle board
    • Textiles
  • Laminate flooring, utensils, and cabinets
  • Laminate – Formica® and Arborite
    • Cabinets
    • Counters
    • Wall surface
  • Automotive coatings
  • Household crockery
    • Glasses
    • Cups
    • Bowls
    • Plates
Other names for Melamine Formaldehyde:
  • Polyoxymethylene melamine
  • Kaurit M70
  • Melamine resin
  • Melmex
  • Metamine formaldehyde resin
  • MF

How safe is it?

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