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Product identity

Chemical name Melamine cyanurate
CAS 37640-57-6
ECN 253-575-7
ISO 30

Regulatory status

H phrases according to GHS Labelling H351, H361f, H373
REACH Regsitered 2010

Suppliers / trade names (pinfa member companies)

Supplier Trade name
ThorAFLAMMIT® PMN 525More Info
Italmatch ChemicalsMelagard MC
BudenheimBUDIT® 315More Info

Application groups

Group Substrate Application
Solid ThermoplasticsPBTApplicable
Polyamide (PA)Applicable
Polypropylene (PP)Applicable
Polyethylene (PE)Applicable
Textiles/Paints/AdhesivesTextile back coatingApplicable
Hot meltsApplicable
Intumescent coatingsApplicable
ThermosetsUnsaturated polyestersApplicable
Wire and cablesTPUApplicable


Melamine cyanurate is a salt of melamine and cyanuric acid. It has a higher thermal stability than pure melamine, remaining stable up to about 320ºC. For this reason, Melamine cyanurate is often applied in polymers with higher processing temperatures. Above 320ºC, it undergoes endothermic decomposition to melamine and cyanuric acid, acting as a heat sink in the process. The vaporized melamine acts as an inert gas source diluting the oxygen and the fuel gases present at the point of combustion. The released cyanuric acid reacts with the polymer to form a char inhibiting the release of free radical gasses into the oxygen phase. Examples of suitable polymers: all nitrogenbased polymers such as polyamide 66, 6, 11, 12, thermoplastic polyurethane and polyurethane.

References – BASF, Technical Information TI/EVF 1038″

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