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Melamine Asia - Overview
Melamine is an organic base compound with the chemical formula C₃H₆N₆ and has the IUPAC name 1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine. It is only slightly soluble in water. Melamine is a trimer of cyanamide, and like cyanamide, it contains 66% nitrogen. It is a metabolite of ciromazine, a type of pesticide.
Consumption of melamine in 2010 was estimated to be more than one million ton. The market growth potential in the Asian market is very good due to its increased usage in wood laminates and adhesives. Around half of the total melamine produced is used in making laminates. The next major usage of melamine is in production of wood adhesives, moulding materials and surface coatings.
Melamine is used as a raw a material for production of melamine formaldehyde (MF) and melamine urea formaldehyde (MUF) resins, which make the laminate heat resistant, chemical resistant, water proof, stronger, durable and give a stylish aesthetic finishes. Laminates can be either high Pressure Laminates (HPL) or Low Pressure Laminates (LPL). HPL are more durable, have greater impact strength. These laminates are used in furniture tops and laminate floors, Wall cladding, Cabinets in wood-based panels.
Melamine was first synthesized by the German chemist Justus von Liebig in 1834. In early production, first calcium cyanamide was converted into dicyandiamide, which was heated above its melting temperature to produce melamine. Today most industrial manufacturers use urea in the following reaction to produce melamine:
6 (NH2)2CO → C3H6N6 + 6 NH3 + 3 CO2
In the first step, urea decomposes into cyanic acid and ammonia: (NH2)2CO → HNCO + NH3
Cyanic acid polymerizes to cyanuric acid, which condenses with the liberated ammonia forming melamine. The released water reacts with cyanic acid, which helps to drive the reaction:
6 HNCO + 3 NH3 → C3H6N6 + 3 CO2 + 3NH3
The above reaction can be carried out by either of two methods: catalyzed gas-phase production or high pressure liquid-phase production. In one method, molten urea is introduced onto a fluidized bed with catalyst for reaction.