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What Is Melamine Material?

While most people think of melamine material as something durable dishes designed for eating outdoors, picnicking, or even camping there is much more to this amazing material than dinnerware. In fact, melamine materials include many different types of surfaces. These surfaces can be any of the following.

  • Hard and durable, like the melamine dinnerware mentioned above.
  • Resin-like for decorative laminate surfaces.
  • Foam-like for a variety of melamine materials including insulation, materials designed for soundproofing, sponges, cleaning products, and more.
  • Melamine is also used in various medications and preventatives such as sunscreen, kidney stone medications, and even for chemotherapy treatments.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways the average person can make use of different melamine materials at home, on the go, or when taking care of ordinary daily tasks.

Are Melamine Materials Safe?

Unfortunately, there has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the use of melamine materials for food consumption. As in the dinnerware that is so popular among consumers, especially those who prefer to enjoy quite a bit of outdoor eating where these types of dishes, often decorative, reign supreme. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, though, has released information validating the use of these materials for dining as safe in most actual-use situations.

In other words: melamine materials remain safe in dinnerware and pose little risk to consumers. Testing has only shown potential contamination in exaggerated conditions, such as highly acidic food held at high temperatures for hours at a time. The FDA says, however, that dinnerware stating it is not microwave-safe should not be used in the microwave as a means of heating food or drink.

Products Using Melamine Materials

You’ve probably heard of the popular “eraser” cleaning products known to remove marks and perform various other cleaning miracles. What you may not know is that these erasers are made of melamine foam. The material is useful in a wet or dry form and allows for cleaning without the addition of chemicals in most situations. Even better, most people find they can use the erasers to clean practically anything in the home without releasing unpleasant odors as they clean.

Like traditional erasers, melamine foam erasers rub off as they remove marker pens, grease, crayons, and more from various surfaces. As a result, delicate surfaces may experience some fine scratches from the material. Additionally, a light residue may remain after cleaning. Fortunately, this residue is usually easy to clean and requires little more than minor rinsing to remove. You should also test melamine eraser products prior to using them on larger surfaces to ensure that there are no unexpected results from the use of this miracle product.

What Are the Uses of Melamine Material?

Melamine foam materials deaden sound by providing acoustic insulation in many settings, including the following:

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Music studios
  • Sports facilities
  • Offices
  • Theaters

It can even be used in automobiles to block out road noises as well as transmission and other sounds from outside. Few things match melamine materials when it comes to versatility and safety for the public. The best news is that we’re just getting started. As new technology emerges, we can use melamine materials in new ways.  Such as using melamine foam to create solutions for sound dampening needs and much more.

Reilly Foam Corporation understands the challenges that materials like melamine foam can address and work with businesses in a wide range of industries and sizes to create customized solutions for all your foam needs. Whether you’re looking for foam products to protect delicate materials, such as sensitive medical equipment, or you’re looking for the next best cleaning products for professional cleaning solutions, we can help you come up with the ideal solution with our foam products made from melamine materials.

Why Trust the Reilly Foam Corporation?

Reilly Foam Corporation has more than 40 years of experience creating a custom solution for foam products. We have experience in various consumer, medical, and industrial applications. Additionally, our facilities are in four U.S. locations to serve your needs quickly and efficiently. Finally, we use the latest technology and equipment. This way we ensure you’re getting the best combination of technology, expertise, and fabrication for your melamine foam products.

Whatever your goals may be, we can work with you to create a customized solution with our foam products. Contact us today to learn more about our abilities, facilities, and commitment to delivering quality foam. No matter how large or small your needs may be.


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