A leading European manufacturer of thermoset resins and products based on methanol chemistry

Welcome to Prefere Resins, your "preferred supplier" for phenolic, specialty urea and melamine resins. You also get high-quality derivatives of methanol-(C1)-chemistry from us such as paraformaldehyde, formaldehyde, and hexamethylene tetramine. 

As one of the global market leaders we supply you with a wide range of resins, basic chemical raw materials and additives – quickly and reliably from 14 production sites worldwide. 

Prefere Phenolics

Get tailor-made phenolic and amino resins for your manifold uses in the construction industry, the insulation industry and various special industrial applications – wherever you need us. 

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Prefere Melamines

Whether paint, tire production or decorative coatings: We supply you with melamine resins that have been specially developed for your high-quality applications. 

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Prefere Paraform

Choose the ideal material for the manufacture and refinement of your products like paraformaldehyde, formaldehyde and hexamethylene tetramine, all based on methanol-(C1)-chemistry.

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Prefere Resins with new power

Since July 1st, 2019 the former companies INEOS Paraform and INEOS Melamines are part of the Prefere Resins group. The combination creates three new, strong business units: Prefere Phenolics, Prefere Melamines and Prefere Paraform.

Together, they combine the advantages of more than 100 years of experience, intensive customer relations, technical application know-how and the highest level of innovation:

  • Significantly expanded range of phenolic, amino and melamine resins as well as high-quality derivatives of methanol-(C1)-chemistry
  • Extended delivery capability and flexibility through additional locations worldwide
  • Even more individual and sustainable solutions for your specific applications

You benefit from even more resins in the proverbial "prefere quality" – delivered worldwide, promptly and reliably.

3 reasons for Prefere Resins

Close to you
We deliver worldwide from 10 of our own production sites and 4 partner sites. You benefit from short delivery routes, fast reaction times and reliable deliveries.

With our concentrated experience and technical consultants with distinctive application know-how, we develop tailor-made solutions for you.

The proverbial “prefere quality” means for you: You can rely on products, experts and delivery times. Always. 


Prefere Resins has been awarded the Brandenburg Innovation Award 2021
15 September 2021

We are proud to have been awarded the Brandenburg Innovation Award 2021 for our bio-based lignin-phenolic resin for floral foam.

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Price announcement Q4 2021
20 September 2021

Following continued significant price increases of major raw materials, Prefere Melamines will implement a global price increase on its entire amino resins portfolio, valid for all shipments effective October 18, 2021, or as contracts allow.

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Prefere Paraform Melamines Resins High Quality
Prefere Resins is well aware how important our products are to our customers' end-products. This great responsibility is our motivation to never rest to improve.
Elmar Boeke, CEO Prefere Resins