melamine melamine  /ˈmɛ lə ˌmin/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a white crystalline organic base; used mainly in making melamine resins

Usage(s):

  1. Industrial-grade melamine is a masking agent used to hide the dilution of protein, in this case in milk products, including an infant formula widely popular in China.
  2. It does not matter the milk is pure or melamine-laced, as long as people drink it and don't drop dead right away.
  3. Recent corner-cutting scandals in China lead-paint-tainted children's toys, melamine-laced milk have underlined the advantages of manufacturing at home.

News

  1. Melamine 2013 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2018

    DUBLIN, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q74hrb/melamine_2013 ) has announced the addition of the "Melamine 2013 World Market Outlook ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. The Hammer Museum is only West Coast venue for the major retrospective Richard Artschwager!

    Richard Artschwager. Description of Table, 1964. Melamine laminate on plywood. 26 1/8 x 31 7/8 x 31 7/8 in. (66.4 x 81 x 81 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of the Howard and Jean Lipman Foundation, Inc. 66.48. © Richard Artschwager.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Art Daily

Quotes

  1. "The FDA should be insisting on a zero-tolerance policy for melamine in domestic infant formula until it is able to determine conclusively based on sound independent science that the trace levels would not pose a health risk to infants," DeLauro...
    on Nov 25, 2008 By: Rosa DeLauro Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. "Since some animal feed used on the mainland might have been polluted by melamine, our tests will target more on meat imported from the mainland," Mr Chow said.
    on Oct 26, 2008 By: York Chow Source: BBC News

  3. "The health and safety of Canadians is important for our government and we are taking very seriously the concerns being raised by parents about the potential for melamine in infant formulas," said Minister Aglukkaq. "As the first country to...
    on Dec 10, 2008 By: Leona Aglukkaq Source: MarketWatch

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