- any of the class of thermosetting resins formed by the interaction of melamine and formaldehyde: used chiefly as adhesives for laminated materials and as coatings for paper, plastics, and textiles.
Origin of melamine resin
First recorded in 1940–45
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- a thermosetting amino resin, stable to heat and light, produced from melamine and used for moulded products, adhesives, and surface coatings