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Amino Plastics

The term amino plastic covers a range of resinous polymers produced by the interaction of amines or amides with aldehydes. The two most important variations are Melamine Formaldehyde (MF) and Urea Formaldehyde (UF). The basic resins are clear syrups or white powdered materials which can be dispersed in water to form colorless syrups. Melamine- and Urea- Formaldehyde molding powders are processed on conventional compression and transfer molding equipment. Amino plastics are commonly used as adhesives, surface coatings and in the manufacture of tableware.
 
See also Melamine Formaldehyde and Urea Formaldehyde.
 
Sources:
J. A. Brydson, Plastics Materials, 4th ed., 601-617.
Whittington’s Dictionary of Plastics, 2nd ed., 16.