What is Melamine?

Melamine is an organic base and a trimer of cyanamide, with a 1,3,5-triazine skeleton and used in a variety of industrial applications including the production of resins and foams, cleaning products, fertilizers and pesticides. More details info about Melamine, click here!

Where is the name of Melamine comes?

The German word melamin was coined by combining the names of 2 other chemical products: Melam (a distillation derivative of ammonium thiocyanate) and Amine. Melamine etymology is thus not derived from the root mela (μελα, meaning black in Greek), such as, e.g., the pigment melanin, the hormone melatonin, or the melanotan peptides.

What other names is Melamine known by?

2,4,6-Triamino-s-triazine, Cyanurotriamide, Cyanurotriamine, Cyanuramide.

What are the general used of Melamine?

Melamineis combined with formaldehyde to produce melamine resin, a very durable thermosetting plastic used in Formica, and melamine foam, a polymeric cleaning product. The end products include countertops, dry erase boards, fabrics, glues, housewares, dinnerware, cooking spoons, guitar saddles, guitar nuts, and flame retardants. Melamine is one of the major components in Pigment Yellow 150, a colorant in inks and plastics. Melamine also enters the fabrication of melamine poly-sulfonate used as superplasticizer for making high-resistance concrete. Sulfonated melamine formaldehyde (SMF) is a polymer used as cement admixture to reduce the water content in concrete while increasing the fluidity and the workability of the mix during its handling and pouring. Melamine and its salts are used as fire-retardant additives in paints, plastics and paper. Melamine derivatives of arsenical drugs are potentially important in the treatment of African trypanosomiasis. For more details, click here.

How Melamine is produced?

Today most industrial manufacturers use urea in the following reaction to produce melamine: 6 (NH2)2CO → C3H6N6 + 6 NH3 + 3 CO2 It can be understood as two steps. First, urea decomposes into cyanic acid and ammonia in an endothermic reaction: (NH2)2CO → HCNO + NH3 Then, cyanic acid polymerizes to form melamine and carbon dioxide: 6 HCNO → C3H6N6 + 3 CO2 The second reaction is exothermic but the overall process is endothermic.

Is melamine approved for direct / deliberate addition to food?

No, but very low levels of melamine could be found in food due to its industrial uses, such as from pesticides and fertilizers. The levels of melamine from these sources would not represent a human Health Risk.

What are the possible impacts of melamine on human health?

Health effects from exposure to melamine vary depending on the amount and duration of exposure. Significant exposure to melamine may result in bladder and kidney stones, which, in turn, may result in acute or chronic renal failure and, in some rare cases, death.

How much melamine is considered safe? Explain the levels of melamine that make a product safe or unsafe?

Since melamine is used for various industrial applications, low levels are present in the environment and trace amounts may occur in certain food commodities. The presence of such low levels in food does not pose a health risk.

Do you sell Melamine products worldwide?

Yes, we have sell Melamine to worldwide.

What your size packing details for Melamine?

Our packing for Melamine was available in 25kg, 500kg, 1.000kg net PP woven bag and inner PE bag. For more information about Melamine packaging details, you can contact us.

Where I can view product specification or material safety data sheet (MSDS) of Melamine?

You can go here for product specification and here for material safety data sheet.

Who should I contact for more information?

For specific information or assistance about our product, please feel free to contact us by phone, fax or e-mail. If you are already a Melamine customer, please contact your sales representative. If you are a new customer, please find and appropriate contact here.

Where can I find more information about Tradeasia International Pte Ltd?

Tradeasia is a public traded International corporation. Tradeasia International Pte Ltd was established to provide it’s customers with easy access to the finest chemical product. Our staff has extensive experience with Melamine product. We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality, reliability, and speed. For more details about Tradeasia International Pte Ltd, please click here!