Properties & Uses of Melamine
Melamine is an organic compound which on combining with formaldehyde forms a very durable thermosetting plastic. Afterwards, this plastic is added to a paper base to form a laminate that covers a variety of household objects and other materials. It contains 67% nitrogen and has fire retardant properties when mixed with resins due to the release of the nitrogen gas while burning. Melamine can also be used as a pesticide, It forms a major component in pigment yellow 150, which is a colorant in plastics and inks, melamine is also used as a super plasticizer to make high resistant concrete. Sulfonated melamine formaldehyde is used as a cement admixture to increase the fluidity and workability of the mixture while reducing the water content in the mixture during its handling and pouring. It results in a concrete with higher mechanical strength and a lower porosity, exhibiting a longer lifetime and an improved resistance to corrosive environments.
Melamine is also used as a fertilizer due to its high nitrogen contents; however, it is much costlier to produce than other nitrogen fertilizers like urea. Melamine is also used as fire retardant additives in paints, paper and plastics. Melamine is sometimes added to food products to illegally increase the apparent protein content.
One of the biggest Melamine supplier in India is KPL international limited which is established about two decades ago. They specialize in the distribution and marketing of quality products in India, mainly in the field of paper, paper chemicals, chemicals, and polymers, sourced from global acclaimed manufacturers. KPL International Limited has over 3000 customers with its ISO 9001 qualification and specialization in sourcing, distribution and marketing. It provides ample of services and E2E business solutions to their customers.
KPL International Limited is an arm of Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Limited (KCI), which is a very diversified company with OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certification. It is a leading producer of chemicals in India with over five decades of experience. KCI has two chemical manufacturing plants, One is in Ankleshwar of Gujarat state, which produces Alcohols and other Alcohol based chemicals and the second one in Vishakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh which produces Hexamine and Formaldehyde. KPL International Limited also deals in automotive and industrial electronics, textiles and renewable energy.