Agent Name

Melamine/formaldehyde resin

CAS Number

9003-08-1

Formula

(C3-H6-N6.C-H2-O)x-

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Budamin MF 55I; Budamin MF 60I; CA 105; CR 2024; Cassurit HML; Cassurit MLP; Cassurit MLS; Cassurit MT; Cibamin M 100; Cohedur A; Cymel; Melamine, polymer with formaldehyde; Nanoplast; 1,3,5-Triazine-2,4,6-triamine, polymer with formaldehyde; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Formaldehyde Resins

Sources/Uses

Amino resins are thermosetting plastics formed from the reaction of formaldehyde and an amino group, usually urea or melamine. They are used as bonding agents in plywood and particle board and wrinkle-resistance agents in textiles. They are also molded for electrical devices and various commercial and home applications. [LaDou (2nd ed.), p. 522-3] No longer used widely in paper towels to increase water resistance; [Kanerva, p. 1608]

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in a cast technician who applied orthopedic casts containing melamine-formaldehyde resin (MFR); also reported in dental technicians using MFR for moldings; MFR also used in textile finishing; [Kanerva, p. 1810]

Reference Link

Occupational dermatoses in composite production

Exposure Assessment
Reference Link

Occupational dermatoses in composite production

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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