What is the difference between Melamine, ABS and PVC
ABS and PVC belong to the thermoplastics classification, while Melamine belongs to the thermoset plastics
Polymers that can be melted and recast repeatedly are called thermoplastics. They become molten upon heating and solidify upon cooling.
Thermosetting plastics consist of long chains of cross-linked molecules, resulting in a rigid structure. They can be moulded, shaped, and pressed into various forms when heated. However, they cannot be reheated and re-shaped once set.
ABS is considered a green plastic due to its quicker decomposing time and lack of harmful gas emissions when burned. However, the two materials have no discernible differences in manufacturing or use. The main difference between them is the cost, with PVC being cheaper.
Melamine is a type of engineered wood stronger than particle board due to its unique manufacturing process. As a result, it has become increasingly popular among manufacturers who want to preserve sustainable resources. Thanks to the laminate applied to its outer surfaces, its flexible aesthetic can be matched to any décor. This laminate can even resemble wood grain. Melamine combines wood particles, paper, and resin under extreme pressure. It’s now known for its fire-retardant, moisture-resistant, and warp-proof properties, making it a competitive alternative to traditional hardwood.
ABS & PVC