Product Overview

Vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) is a colorless liquid with a low flash point and characteristic odor. It is soluble in most common organic solvents, but not soluble in water. VAM is easily polymerized alone, or with other monomers, such as acrylate esters, to produce polymers for a wide variety of industrial and consumer products, including:

  • Emulsion polymers for paints, adhesives and textiles.
  • Polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) for use in textiles, adhesives, paper sizing and fiber.
  • Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) polyethylene resins for film, hot-melt adhesives and wire and cable applications.
  • Polyvinyl butyral (PVB) to produce laminated safety glass for automotive and architectural applications.
  • Ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) used to produce gas barrier layers in co-extruded food packaging and automotive plastic fuel tanks.
  • Acrylic fibers, low profile additives for shrinkage control in polyester compounds and solution vinyl resins.

Resins formed from vinyl acetate monomer may be transparent, durable, flexible, resistant to abrasion, stable to light and atmospheric conditions and adherent to wood, glass, paper and metal.

For more information about vinyl acetate monomer see Technical Information.