Formalin

Typical valuesCharacteristics
Transparent liquidAppearance
37 wt%Formaldehyde content, min
 Upon customer requestMethanol content
1.09Specific gravity at 20 °C
2.5 – 4pH at 25 °C
200 ppmAcidity, max
100 ppmAsh, max
1 ppmIron, max

Formaldehyde, a pungent gas, is the most important commercial aldehyde and the simplest member of the aldehyde family with the chemical formula CH2O. It is also known as methanal, its solution is called formalin and is available as 37% solution.

Applications

  • As a raw material for production of different types of urea formaldehyde resin, melamine formaldehyde resin, phenol formaldehyde resin and concrete super plasticizer.
  • As an antiseptic in hospitals, cattle breeding centers, contaminated public places, sugar industries and sanitary detergents.

Storage life

6 months at 35 – 45 ºC

Packaging

20 Liter HDPE plastic drums, 20 – 22 MT stainless steel tanks and ISO tank containers