Alcotex 359B is a partially hydrolysed polyvinyl acetate. It is supplied as a solvent based solution of approximate ratio 90:10 methanol / methyl acetate. Alcotex 359B has a blocky distribution of hydroxyl groups



Ready to formulate solution

Absorbs water

High film strength

Solvent based

Highly ink receptive

Non-ionic copolymer


Alcotex 359B is manufactured on a dedicated polymerisation plant in Harlow, England.

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Technical Informations

Application Advice/Typical Applications

Alcotex 359B may be poured or pumped using a wide variety of processing equipment, designed for handling flammable liquids, in accordance with local legislation. Care should be taken not to entrain air into the product during handling or mixing.

Ink accepting layer in ink jet receivable coatings on paper and film. Diazo based reprographic coatings. Powder binder.

Shipping and Storage

The requirements of local legislation with respect to methanol and methyl acetate must be strictly observed. These will relate to both flammability and toxicity. Consult the material safety data sheet for Alcotex 359B for more storage information. Alcotex 359B should be stored in sealed containers as received. In this condition the product should remain fit for use for 12 months from the date of delivery. Beyond that date, the material may still be fit for use, but we would advise that it is good practice to test the material. Alcotex 359B is supplied in 220 litre anti static plastic drums.

Product Security/Health and Safety

Before handling, please read the Safety Data Sheet of this product for advice on safety, use and disposal.

Effluents and Pollution Control

Before handling, please read the Safety Data Sheet of this product for advice on safety, use and disposal.

For further information regarding this product please refer to:

McInnes, Malcolm
Phone: +44(0)1279 436211


Character Value Unit
Total Solid Content 25.0 – 27.0
Degree of Hydrolysis 33.0 – 43.0 mole% 
Residual Acetate 72.2 – 79.9
Viscosity @ 23ºC < 2,500 mPa.s 
Water Titration 62 - 70 mls 
Solvent System Methanol / Methyl acetate  
Appearance Water white to pale yellow solution  

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