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Melamine Formaldehyde (MF)

Melamine Formaldehyde resins are thermosetting resins of the Amino Plastics family made by reacting melamine with formaldehyde. The lower molecular weight uncured melamine resins are water soluble syrups, used for impregnating paper, laminating, etc. The higher molecular weight resins are powders, widely used for plastic tableware.
 
See also Amino Plastics.
 
Source:
Whittington’s Dictionary of Plastics, 2nd ed., 195.