Influences of some manufacturing factors on the important quality properties of melamine-impregnated papers

Nemli G., USTA M.

BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT, vol.39, no.5, pp.567-570, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2003.12.008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.567-570
  • Keywords: resin pick-up, paperweight, coating process, melamine coaters, resistances
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, effects of urea formaldehyde-melamine formaldehyde resins pick-up percentages, raw paper weight, impregnation/coating process and total resin pick-up (TRPU) percentage on the resistances to the scratch (SR), abrasion (AR) cigarette bums and staining of melamine-impregnated papers (melamine coaters) were investigated. As the urea formaldehyde resin pick-up in the impregnation was increased, the scratch and abrasion properties significantly decreased. Raw paperweight did not affect these properties, statistically. Increasing the TRPU improved the SR and AR. One-step process had higher SR and AR values than those of two-step process. Impregnation process caused important changes in the resistances to the staining and cigarette bums. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.