The melamine paper vs PU coated finish foil furniture paper.


Almost all of the people regarding the melamine as toxic material. Actually, melamine is a sort of chemical material be applied for the field with coating, laminate, binder, paint remover, textile, paper, leather tanning, flame retardant. Any chemical material can not be used for food additive for its toxicity, except the melamine.

The melamine could be used for the melamine MDF panels, decorating the furniture panel board for the melamine binder. Therefore the melamine panels are more popular be chosen by the high-end decorating of the furniture panel board market than the normal timber widely.

Then what is the melamine panels and what is melamine wood made of?

It’s not hard to explain the process to you.

First, the melamine contact paper with different colors or texture will be soaked in the melamine binder, next to drying it until it almost becomes the solidity and put the paper in solidity shape on the top of the timber with hot pressing and then it’s done, changing into the decorating board.

Whether the melamine used for bedroom solutions will cause harm to the human body?

Certainly not, the melamine usually can not be dissociated especially when it become the solidity shape. So as long as we do not eat the melamine used in the board and it certainly does not harm the human body. Meanwhile, the melamine panel with high quality must be checked strictly. Whether the melamine panel used in the furniture panel board will pollute the environment or not, it depends on the edge banding equality of the base timber used for the melamine panel. And if the edge binding is not be handed very well,leading to the formaldehyde discharge over the certification TSCA, and then it will make the air pollution rather than the melamine.


PU coated finish foil furniture paper

PU coated finish foil furniture paper is acclaimed at the decorative surfaces market in recent years, being used in different sorts of panels widely, such as Wood particle boar and Medium Density Fiberboard. It also is used in the producing process of Office supplies making, furniture making photo frame-making, and so on, being the necessary fresh material in the field of furniture panel boar. PU coated finish foil furniture paper is made of the plywood with a special texture, binding the unsaturated polyester resin, and the plastic film.

The difference between the melamine faced paper:

1, Raw material:

The melamine panel could directly be heated and pressed to become the melamine faced paper.

And the PU coated finish foil paper can not be made up in this way, it should be processed so many times by using other binders.

2, The Tolerance level of the high temperature:

The melamine’s physical property is a monoclinic system with hard and fragile polymeride. So it can be made up of the melamine faced paper directly, enduring the high temperature and preventing be destroyed by the damp.

About the PU coated finish foil paper, it usually is made up of the resin or the veneer, therefore it often is destroyed by the high temperature.

3, Durability:

The melamine faced paper can change into any bright and colorful texture, used for the surface of wood-based panel for the durability of melamine faced paper in its great stiffness, abrasion resistance, and thermal resistance.

As for the PU coated finish foil paper, it lacks the great durability comparing with the melamine faced paper for it is made up of three binders.


The correct definition of the melamine faced paper is “Melamine Paper for MDF”, and it is made up of Titanium Oxide Paper (Also be called specialty paper) by soaking it into the melamine binder and then putting it on the surface of the wood-based panel. And it owns the great durability, therefore it is generally sell out at a high price. Besides, the melamine faced paper includes coated paper which seems like be coated foil on the surface and plyboard, belonging to the thin chipboard without great durability. Generally, the former could be sold out at a high price and the later just can be sell out at a lower price.

Yodean Decor is a leading melamine paper supplier, furniture contact paper supplier  in China, with our won melamine, faced paper factory, if you are interested in our product, welcome to contact us for more detail, or you are also welcome to come to China and visit our furniture factory,








Melamine paper vs PVC sticker

Melamine paper is a decorative paper for furniture, and PVC decorative paper also can be used for furniture paper, even for car body stickers, laptops, and wall stickers.

Thus both of them are decorative paper at home, but we have a problem: Is melamine contact paper better than PVC vinyl film or not? What are the difference and Similarities between melamine covering paper and PVC vinyl?


The Similarities of Melamine Sheets and PVC Vinyl Film

  1. The melamine covering paper has many patterns the same as PVC vinyl wrap.

Here will show you an example of patterns of melamine paper:

According to the requirements, melamine decorative paper and vinyl wrap developed various patterns in the furniture decorative market.


Wood grain melamine paper: Melamine contact paper supplier develops kinds of wood grain melamine contact paper according to the real wood type.

And wood contact paper is one of the most popular patterns in the furniture decorative market because the furniture with wood grain melamine paper is cheaper than the real wood furniture, but this decorative paper displays an effect similar with the wood, with advantages of fireproof, durable, waterproof, environmental protection, wear resistance, high-temperature resistance, corrosion resistance..

Thus there is wood melamine paper as follows: oak contact paper, teak melamine film for lamination, walnut contact paper on MDF, wenge melamine decor paper, maple contact paper, cherry decorative film…..


Fancy contact paper:  Fancy melamine paper is a kind of fashion style, also a popular pattern in the America, Europe, etc western country.


Marble decal paper: Marble melamine paper can show a marble effect, you can feel the marble effect when you touch the surface of the marble furniture contact paper.

And there are some other patterns for melamine decorative film, such as solid contact paper, matte decorative paper, synchronized foil paper, 3D/ texture embossed contact paper, classic furniture paper, suede, hemp, matte, imitation grain, synchronous embossing, leather grain, tile grain, horizontal grain, leather square, Milan square, etc.


Wood contact paper can be divided into teak, walnut, wenge, applewood, elm, beech, oak, sandalwood, maple, cherry melamine paper.


Yodean décor also provides customized printing contact paper.

  1. The melamine contact paper is used for furniture decoration

The Melamine foil paper is mainly used for furniture decoration, and the PVC vinyl sticker also can be used for furniture decorative.

But there is a difference, the melamine is used for kinds of furniture panel, and then making the furniture by these panels.

The PVC vinyl film is used for furniture renovation.


The difference between melamine foil paper and PVC vinyl wrap

1. Melamine paper

Melamine: commonly known as melamine and protein essence, is an organic compound used as a chemical raw material.

It is white monoclinic crystals, almost odorless, slightly soluble in water (3.1g/L at room temperature), soluble in methanol, formaldehyde, acetic acid, etc., insoluble in acetone, ethers, harmful to the body, and cannot be used in food processing or food Additives.


The features of melamine decorative film:

The melamine contact paper has the advantages of fireproof and abrasion resistance, which is better than PVC vinyl.


The application of melamine film:

The furniture panel with melamine contact paper is called melamine impregnated adhesive film paper veneer artificial board, and it also has other names – melamine veneer, also called it as melamine board, double veneer, and paint-free board, ecological board.


The melamine impregnate is to soak furniture contact paper in melamine resin adhesive, and then dry to a certain degree of curing, and pave it on particleboard, moisture-proof board, medium-density fiberboard, plywood, blockboard or another hard fiberboard surface, finally, this decorative panels is made by hot pressing.

Don’t forget to be sealed with PVC edge strips for the melamine board.


2. PVC vinyl wrap

Various patterns

At present, the PVC vinyl film develops kinds of patterns in the market, such as matte vinyl film, gloss vinyl film, gloss metallic vinyl wrap, brush vinyl PVC film, even for chameleon vinyl wrap and holographic vinyl sticker, etc.

Anyway, there are so many choices for you to decorate your vehicle, furniture or other items.


The application of PVC vinyl film:

The PVC film can be shaped like arcs, bumps, etc., with many changes, so the PVC vinyl wrap has a wide application. Such as furniture vinyl wrap, car sticker, wall stickers, laptop vinyl wrap.

For now, one of the most popular application is color changing car vinyl film, can decorate your car body as new one in a cheap price.


But the vinyl film also has features of fireproof, waterproof, and corrosion resistance, but it is not good as the melamine paper, so the warranty is just 1-3 years.

Yodean decor is a professional melamine laminated paper roll supplier, with our own furniture contact paper factory, specialized in manufacturing melamine paper, PVC edge tapes, if you are interested in our products, please feel free to contact us for more details.