Discover the right polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) for your application

Synthomer supplies an extensive portfolio of polyvinyl acetate, homopolymers and co-polymers. Our polyvinyl acetate homopolymers and acid copolymers are thermoplastic solids supplied in a variety of molecular weights. These versatile polymers are typically used as binders or additives delivering improved performance properties in many applications.

  • Adhesives
  • Coatings
  • Sound damping
  • Inks and lacquers
  • Paper and nonwoven impregnation
  • Textile and leather sizing
  • Composites
  • Personal care
  • Thermoformable materials
  • Packaging
  • Reprographics
  • Polyvinyl alcohol manufacture.
TradenameChemistryDescription
ALCOTEX™ 864 PVOH

Alcotex 864 is a polyvinyl alcohol, internally plasticized and supplied in a water solution. Alcotex 864 has a medium high hydrolysis level and a low molecular weight.

 

FEATURES

Aqueous solution.

Forms very flexible films when dry.

Dry films can be easily dissolved.

Very receptive to ink jet printing inks.

The dry film can be insolublised by crosslinking.

Non-ionic copolymer.

 

Alcotex 864 is manufactured on a dedicated polymerisation plant in Harlow, England.

ALCOTEX™ 975 PVOH

Alcotex 975 is an internally plasticized polyvinyl alcohol supplied in a solvent system of water and propan-1-ol. Alcotex 975 has a high hydrolysis level and a medium molecular weight.

 

FEATURES

Ready to use solution.

Forms very flexible films when dry.

Dry films can be easily dissolved.

Very receptive to ink jet printing inks.

The dry film can be insolublised by crosslinking.

Non-ionic copolymer.

 

Alcotex 975 is manufactured on a dedicated polymerisation plant in Harlow, England.

M30 PVAC

M30 is a low molecular weight, solid polyvinyl acetate. It is designed for use in solvent based coatings, inks and adhesives or melt extrusion systems. M30 can also be used as a low profile additive in unsaturated polyester composites, typically pultrusion and BMC processes.

 

FEATURES

Rapidly dissolves in most organic solvents.

Can be melt processed.

Easily plasticised.

Can be combined with other M Grades.

Excellent substrate adhesion & film flexibility.

Very high light stability.

 

M30 is manufactured on a dedicated polymerisation plant and is produced in the form of colourless beads.

M35-73 SOLUTION PVAC

M35/73 Solution is a copolymer of vinyl acetate and dibutyl maleate dissolved in ethyl acetate. It is designed for use mainly in solvent based coatings, where it can be diluted for use as a highly efficient primer and sealer.

 

FEATURES

Miscible with most organic solvents

Very high resistance to hydrolysis

Solution polymer

Rapid penetration and binding

Excellent low temperature heat seal

 

M35/73 Solution is manufactured on a dedicated polymerisation plant and is produced in the form of a colourless solution.

M40 PVAC

M40 is a medium molecular weight, solid polyvinyl acetate. It is designed for use in solvent based coatings, inks and adhesives or melt extrusion systems. M40 can also be used as a low profile additive in unsaturated polyester composites, typically pultrusion and BMC processes.

 

FEATURES

Rapidly dissolves in most organic solvents including styrene

Can be melt processed

Easily plasticised

Can be combined with other M Grades

Excellent low profile performance in BMC & pultrusion processes

 

M40 is manufactured on a dedicated polymerisation plant and is produced in the form of colourless beads.

M50 PVAC

M50 is a medium molecular weight, solid polyvinyl acetate. It is designed for use in solvent based general purpose or parquet adhesives, coatings and inks, melt extrusion systems such as automotive sound damping foils and as a B side carrier in polyester SMC manufacture.

 

FEATURES

Rapidly dissolves in most organic solvents.

Can be melt processed.

Easily plasticised.

Can be combined with other M Grades.

Excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates.

Very high UV & light stability.

 

M50 is manufactured on a dedicated polymerisation plant and is produced in the form of colourless beads.

M60 PVAC

M60 is a medium high molecular weight, solid polyvinyl acetate. It is designed for use in solvent based coatings, inks and adhesives or melt extrusion systems such as automotive sound damping foils.

 

FEATURES

Rapidly dissolves in most organic solvents.

Can be melt processed.

Easily plasticised.

Can be combined with other M Grades.

Excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates.

Very high light and thermal stability.

 

M60 is manufactured on a dedicated polymerisation plant and is produced in the form of colourless beads.

MCT5 PVAC

MCT5 is a low molecular weight, solid copolymer of vinyl acetate and crotonic acid. It is an extremely versatile polymer soluble in both solvent and alkaline aqueous systems.

 

FEATURES

Rapidly dissolves in most organic solvents

Dissolves in aqueous systems at pH >7.0

Can be melt processed and plasticised

Crosslinkable

Can be combined with other M Grades

Very high adhesion to metals and plastics

High light stability

 

MCT5 is manufactured on a dedicated polymerisation plant and is produced in the form of clear, slightly yellow granules.

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