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[American Cyanamid] Former trademark for a series of melamine formaldehyde molding resins. Melmac resins were usually mixed with Cellulose, Wood flour, and mineral fillers/pigments, then molded into high gloss products such as utensils, containers, dishes, coffee makers, buttons, handles, and other household objects. Melmac items are resistant to water, dilute acids and bases, and most organic solvents.

Resources and Citations

  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 501