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 Melamine Formaldehyde (MF) Resins


Laminate flooring, countertops, cabinetry, surface coatings, textile finishes, paper processing and bonding are some of the areas where melamine formaldehyde resins have excelled and continue to be widely used today. Hexion is an expert in melamine chemistry with resins and additives serving these markets and many more. 


Our melamine resin technology is versatile and adaptable. Most of our MF resins are highly customizable allowing our skilled technical service team to find the perfect fit for your application.


Melamine resins are divided into two primary categories:

Methylated melamine formaldehyde resins have been etherified to varying degrees and provide excellent stability even at very high solids content. This makes them a prime choice for use in coating, crosslinking, textile, nonwoven and papermaking applications.


Methylol or non-methylated melamine formaldehyde resins are typically used in decorative laminates, composites and other water-based applications. Our resins are adaptable to a wide variety of system parameters and, when cured, are colorless, durable, and solvent resistant.


View general technical data sheetsfor melamine resins 


In addition to market leading technology and quality, Hexion provides the highest level of technical service for our customers. Our unparalleled team of application chemists is ready to assist in finding the right resin and additive package to meet the demands of your application.


Formaldehyde and Emissions 

Questions related to formaldehyde and its use are very important to consumers, manufacturers and regulators in today’s market. Hexion's melamine chemistry is well suited to help customers meet even the lowest in as-delivered and finished-product emissions standards. Together with our EcoBind™ resin technology for wood composite binders, Hexion provides our customers some of the lowest emission adhesive systems in the world. 




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