Amino resin

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A class of thermosetting plastics produced by the condensation reaction of an amine, such as Urea, and an aldehyde, such as Formaldehyde. Amino resins, often called aminoplasts, were first made in 1929. Examples of amino resins are melamine formaldehyde and urea formaldehyde. Amino resins are used for molded plastics, coatings, adhesives, laminating, textile finishes, and paper manufacture.

Synonyms and Related Terms

aminoplast; melamine; resina amínica (Esp.); amino-résine (Fr.); résine aminique (Fr.); resina amminica (It.)

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in water until cured with a catalyst.

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 837
  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997