Formaldehyde is an organic compound and the simplest aldehyde. At room temperature, formaldehyde is a gas. However, it can also be contained as a liquid in a solution in concentrations up to 30-40%. Formaldehyde is stabilised with around 4% methanol, and can be very toxic.
Formaldehyde is classified as an S1 Poison. It should only be handled in well ventilated areas, ideally with some form of fume extraction. This is especially important when it is being handled on an industrial scale. For individuals who are exposed to Formaldehyde on a regular basis, exposure levels should be monitored accordingly. Always consult the formaldehyde MSDS and wear all relevant Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Uses of Formaldehyde
Formaldehyde has a range of uses. Formaldehyde solution is often used topically in medicine to dry the skin, such as in the treatment of warts. It behaves as an effective disinfectant because of its ability to kill bacteria, fungi and their spores.
Formaldehyde products are used to preserve human tissue in sample preservation or embalming. Formaldehyde is also used for manufacturing glues and polymers, as well as in laboratories for general analysis and testing. Formaldehyde can be found as an aqueous solution, melamine resin and even as urea-formaldehyde.
Buy Formaldehyde from Leading UK Suppliers
Top grade formaldehyde is for sale online at ReAgent, where we can supply aqueous formaldehyde solutions in strengths and pack sizes specified by you. Our most common units of sale are 2.5L and 25L of 37-40%. Please contact us on 0800 990 3258 to speak to a product specialist and discuss your specific requirements.
ReAgent are accredited to the ISO 9001 Quality Standard for the manufacture and supply of formaldehyde. Our industry experience also spans over 40 years, making us chemical suppliers you can count on.