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Monday, December 8, 2008

Melamine in Chinese products


1. A white crystalline compound, C3H6N6, used in making melamine resins and for tanning leather.
2. A plastic made from such resin.

Melamine is commonly used in coatings and laminates, wood adhesives, fabric coatings, ceiling tiles and flame retardants. Some Chinese dairy plants have added it to milk products to make it seem to have a higher protein level.

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