Painting and Staining
Plastics and Polymers
What is melamine?
Melamine is a white crystalline compound made by heating
cyanamide and used in making plastics. China has been using
melamine in baby formula milk and it can harm or even kill the
babies who drink the milk!
Asked in Health, Cooking Equipment , Food Safety
What is the difference between bamboo melamine and other melamine?
Asked in Chemistry
What Crystalline compound is used in making synthetic resins?
Asked in Jobs, Firefighters
Why do uniforms of firemen have coating of melamine plastic?
Asked in Cooking Equipment
What is a water tolerance test as regards melamine?
Asked in Biochemistry
How is melamine related to amino acids or protein?
Asked in Plastics and Polymers
Is melamine formaldehyde thermoplastic or thermoset?
Asked in Public Health and Safety
If the dinnerware does not state 100 Melamine then what other chemicals are combined to manufacture it?
When you purchase melamine dinnerware, make sure you find out whether it is made of 100% melamine. There are a lot of melamine dinnerware manufacturers who use another material called urea-formaldehyde to replace or mix with melamine-formaldehyde to reduce cost. These are inferior quality melamine and it should also be called as imitation products because they are not made of 100% melamine (melamine formaldehyde. 100% melamine tableware are made of purely melamine formaldehye which is guaranteed food safe and able to withstand high temperatures whereas urea-formaldehye is not suitable to for food contact products because they cannot withstand high temperatures. Therefore they can only be used on non-food contact products such as electrical appliances. Therefore, it is not that all melamine dinnerware ares unsafe. It is those inferior quality melamine products (mixed with urea-formaldehyde) that is not safe for manufacturing dinnerware.