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Technical Data Sheet

ASTRO MEL 601-ULF

Methylated Melamine-Formaldehyde Resin

Description

Astro Mel 601-ULF is a liquid, hexamethoxymethyl-type melamine resin.

Application(s)

Astro Mel 601-ULF can be used to crosslink a variety of solvent-based and waterborne polymers that contain hydroxyl, amino, amido, and carboxyl functional groups. Acid catalysts, such as toluenesulfonic acid, are recommended to promote cure at lower bake temperatures. Astro Mel 601-ULF is not water-soluble, but can be dissolved with the aid of alcohol or other cosolvents. In many cases, the surfactant vehicle of latex systems is adequate to promote solubility.

Benefits

Astro Mel 601-ULF can provide improved solvent, impact, and abrasion resistance to wood and metal coatings. Astro Mel 601-ULF also contains a very low level of free formaldehyde.

Typical Properties

Properties

Method

Specification

Solids

ADCH0407

98 % min.

Viscosity, Brookfield

ADCH0650

2500 – 5000 cps

Viscosity, Gardner-Holdt

ADCH0593

Y – Z3

Solvent

 

None

Free Formaldehyde

ADCH0188

0.09 % max.

Specific Gravity

ADCH0362

1.180 – 1.220

Pounds per gallon

ADCH0444

~ 10.0

Material Storage

Properties

Method

Specification

Estimated Storage Life @ 21 °C

ADCH0473-H

52 weeks

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 110
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DISCLAIMER

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