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Technical Data Sheet

ASTRO CELREZ HPM series

Melamine-Formaldehyde Resins

Description

The Astro Celrez HPM series are liquid, melamine-formaldehyde resins.

Application(s)

Astro Celrez HPM are thermosetting resins that can be used in paper-saturating applications for the manufacture of high-pressure melamine laminates and laminate flooring products. To achieve appropriate cure response, the use of a latent acid catalyst is recommended.

Benefits

Laminates produced with Astro Celrez HPM resins exhibit excellent solvent and abrasion resistance, postformability, gloss, and clarity. Astro Celrez HPM resins provide good paper penetration properties and controlled cure response when properly catalyzed.

Typical Properties

Properties

Method

Specification

Solids, %(1g, 1 hr@120°C)

ADCH0407

50.0 – 62.0%

Viscosity, Bkfld (LV1@25 °C)

ADCH0650

30 – 75 cps

pH ( 25°C )

ADCH0650

9.4 – 10.0

Solvent

Water

Free Formaldehyde, %

ADCH0188

0.25% max.

Specific Gravity (25°C )

ADCH0362

1.210 – 1.250

Water Tolerance,% (by volume)

Water Tolerance,%(by weight)

ADCH0632

ADCH0636

150 – 300

120 – 240

Pounds per gallon

ADCH0444

~10.3

Material Storage

Properties

Method

Specification

Estimated Storage Life @ 25°C

ADCH0473-H

21 Days

Material Handling

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practices. Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet for specific handling instructions.

Contact Information

Corporate Headquarters Technical and Sales Inquiries:
180 East Broad Street Laminates and Melamine Derivatives
Columbus, OH 43215 114 Industrial Blvd
(614) 225-4000 Morganton, NC 28655
www.hexion.com (828) 584-3800 Ext 121
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