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FORMALDEHYDE

Formaldehyde

Molecular Formula: HCHO or CH2O

HS Code: 2912

Other names: Methyl aldehyde, Methylene glycol, Methylene oxide, Formalin (aqueous solution), Formol, Carbonyl hydride

Description

  • Formaldehyde (systematic name methanal) is a naturally occurring organic compound with the formula CH2O (H-CHO). It is the simplest of the aldehydes (R-CHO). The common name of this substance comes from its similarity and relation to formic acid.
  • Formaldehyde is an important precursor to many other materials and chemical compounds. It is mainly used in the production of industrial resins, e.g., for particle board and coatings.

Uses

Manufacturing of Glues and Resins

  • Due to the superior binding properties of formaldehyde, it is used extensively in the manufacturing of glues and resins used in cabinetry, shelving, stair systems, and in other items of home furnishing. Not only are these glues extremely effective, they are also economical due to the fact that formaldehyde is easily available.
  • The most common products generated from formaldehyde include urea formaldehyde resin, melamine resin, and phenol formaldehyde resin. These are synthesized by the reaction of formaldehyde with urea, melamine, and phenol, respectively. These are strong adhesives, and are used in carpentering. These resins are also molded to create different products, and used for creating insulating layers.

As a Disinfectant

  • Formaldehyde is a highly effective disinfectant. It completely negates the activities of bacteria, fungi, yeast and molds.
  • An aqueous solution of formaldehyde can kill bacteria, and it is used in the treatment of skin infections.

In the Textile Industry

  • Formaldehyde also finds usage in the textile industry where it is added to dyes and pigments. This helps the pigments to bind better with the fabric, thus preventing the colors from fading.
  • Formaldehyde-based resins are used to improve a fabric's resistance to creases and wrinkles.

In the Automobile Industry

  • Key components of automobiles are manufactured using formaldehyde-based products. Since phenol formaldehyde resins are resistant to fire and high temperatures, they are used to manufacture automobile parts, such as brake linings.

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