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Everything you ever wanted to know about melamine

Everything you ever wanted to know about melamine and never dared to ask: what it is, its advantages over other materials and its characteristics, use, and maintenance.

What is melamine

Melamine, or melaminna, is an organic chemical compound used as a raw material to produce very strong thermosetting resins. Its discovery dates back to the first half of the nineteenth century, but it has been used industrially since the 1940s.

RGLife guides you today through one specific use of it, that for table and buffet equipment, of which RGmania has an extensive assortment.

The advantages of melamine

This material has multiple advantages, including exceptional lightness and excellent resistance to wear and scratches, like plastic but without its environmental issues. Melamine offers a selection of colors and decors, both classic and modern, capable of perfectly reproducing the look of the finest ceramics and porcelain. The reasons are its strength, durability, and versatility, things that make it ideal for transportation.

The products are both shiny and aesthetically beautiful, usable indoors and outdoors, as well as excellent value for money. Melamine is also non-porous and does not absorb odors, ensuring that products stay fresh and clean longer.

The characteristics of melamine

Melamine products are certified to come in contact with food, but they are not made for cutting food on. Melamine is a material that can withstand temperatures from -20°C to 70°C; this means that you can use it to store food cool, but also that it is advisable not to expose it to excessive heat sources, the traditional oven or microwave oven.

In short, professional melamine food products are an excellent choice for those seeking the combination of elegance and functionality, versatility and aesthetic impact.

How and where to use melamine

Melamine is becoming increasingly popular in the manufacture of plates and saucers, cups and glasses, trays and cutting boards thanks precisely to its excellent quality and incredible strength, which makes it virtually unbreakable. Melamine trays are perfect in replacing porcelain as a matter of weight, while melamine finger food cups are unbeatable in terms of strength.

The sturdiness of this material makes it highly suitable for buffets, catering and all those settings where breakage accidents are just around the corner. Melamine products are a favorite of hotels, restaurants and event planners looking for practical and functional solutions without sacrificing a touch of style.

In fact, melamine has been very successful for the production of serving dishes, which are very useful at outdoor parties; for days at the beach or pool, where its lightness is particularly appreciated; in home settings as an alternative to traditional dishes or to be used for food storage.

The cleaning and maintenance of melamine

Cleaning melamine could not be easier: simply put it in the dishwasher or use a nonabrasive sponge with a mild detergent since with frequent use melamine could become porous and stain. This happens particularly with cups in which tea and coffee are consumed, which tend to leave traces inside and for which stains can be removed by soaking them for a few minutes in a solution of water and white vinegar.

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