Formaldehyde solutions are used as raw material in a broad range of industries and applications including moulded articles, high-pressure laminates, adhesives for plywood, particleboard and other types of wood panels, coatings, varnishes and enamels, foundry core and shell binders, glass and mineral wool insulation and fertilizers.
Storage and Handling
Formaldehyde solutions should be stored in well-ventilated areas away from oxidizing and alkaline materials. The recommended storage temperatures should be maintained to minimize polymerization and precipitation which may occur at low temperatures and may plug equipment. Formaldehyde vapor may be given off at high temperatures. Prolonged storage should be avoided to minimize increases in acidity and to prevent polymerization. Storage tanks of type 304 and 316 L stainless steel are preferred.
Iron, copper and bronze are not recommended for tanks or lines. Steel, copper and certain alloys may discolor the product. For some uses, fiberglass, polyethylene or aluminum tanks are satisfactory.
Because formaldehyde vapor is combustible, storage tanks should be properly grounded. Keep container closed when not in use. Use only in well -ventilated areas. Additional information on the safe handling of formaldehyde can be found in our Safety Data Sheet.
PT. Dover Chemical is one of the largest producers of formaldehyde, primarly used in UF resins, PF resins, and melamine resins. Solution of formaldehyde is used in the manufacture of synthetic resins due to its high reactivity with phenol, urea, melamine and other similar compounds. Although there are many popular formulations, we have the capability and expertise to customize unique formulations to meet your specific needs.
- High Pressure Laminate
- Foundry Core
- Speciality Biotech
Ask your Dover Chemical representative for the right solution to help you meet your performance goals in your next project.
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