DuPont™ Elvax® EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) Grades for Packaging Applications

DuPont™ Elvax® EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) copolymer resins offer many performance properties for packaging applications, from low seal initiation temperatures and great clarity to excellent flex-crack resistance. The following table, taken from the DuPont Elvax® EVA coplolymer resins Grade Selection Guide (PDF), lists grades associated with these applications.


GRADE VINYL ACETATE
CONTENT,WT %
MELT INDEX,
DG/MIN
DENSITY,
G/CC
DSC
MELT POINT,
°C
VICAT SOFTENING
POINT, °C
ANTI-
OXIDANT
TYPE
ADDITIVES
Slip Antiblock
ASTM E168 ASTM
D1238
ASTM
D792
ASTM
D3418
ASTM
D1525
3120 7.5 1.2 0.93 99 84 BHT Y Y
3124 9 7 0.93 98 77 BHT
3128-1 9.3 2 0.93 99 77 BHT
3129-1 10 0.35 0.93 100 87 BHT
3135SB 12 0.35 0.93 97 81 BHT Y Y
3135X 12 0.35 0.93 95 82 BHT
3135X 12 0.35 0.93 95 82 non-BHT Y Y
3130 12 2.5 0.93 95 76 BHT
3150 15 2.5 0.94 92 69 BHT
3155 15.5 25 0.94 87 55 BHT
3165 18 0.7 0.94 89 69 BHT
3165LG 18 0.7 0.94 89 69 BHT
3165SB 18 0.7 0.94 88 67 BHT Y Y
3169z 18 1.5 0.95 89 68 non-BHT Y Y
3170 18 2.5 0.94 87 65 BHT
3170SHB 18 2.5 0.94 87 65 BHT Y Y
3172Z 18 2.5 0.94 88 67 non-BHT Y Y
3174 18 8 0.94 86 61 BHT
3174SHB 18 8 0.94 87 61 BHT Y Y
3176 18 30 0.94 84 54 BHT Y
3176BFZ 18 30 0.94 84 54 non-BHT
3176SB 18 30 0.94 84 54 BHT Y Y
3178Z 20 20 0.94 81 50 non-BHT
3200-2 22.5 32 0.94 71 55 BHT
3190 25 2 0.95 77 52 BHT
3182 28 3 0.95 73 49 BHT
3182-2 28 3 0.95 72 49 non-BHT
3175 28 6 0.95 72 47 BHT
3180 28 25 0.95 70 43 BHT
3180Z 28 25 0.95 70 43 non-BHT
3185 32 43 0.96 61 40 BHT
CE9619-1 13.1 3.8 1.06 87 40 BHT 7% 20%
ELVAX® GRADES AVAILABLE IN EMEA ONLY
3150A 15 2.5 0.94 91 66 BHT
3165A 18 0.7 0.94 89 66 BHT
3165VGLA 18 0.7 0.94 89 69 BHT
3170A 18 2.5 0.94 87 59 BHT
3190A 25 2 0.95 80 49 BHT
3175LGA 28 6 0.95 74 43 BHT
3182A 28 3 0.95 75 46 BHT
BHT = Butylated Hydroxytoluene LG = Low gel VLG = Very low gel Z = non-BHT CE = Concentrate