Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) 3-5 HQ
Colorless liquid with a low flash point. It has a characteristic odor. Soluble in most organic solvents including chlorinated solvents, but is not soluble in water. Easily polymerized with acrylate esters to produce polymers. It is inhibited with hydroquinone.
- Emulsion polymers
- Intermediates Used in Paints
- Wire and Cable
- Polyethylene Compounds
- Laminated Safety Glass
- Automotive Plastic Fuel Tanks
- Acrylic Fibers
- Chewing Gum Base
- Frequently used as a co-monomer with acrylic monomers. Vinyl Acetate Emulsion (VAE) copolymers are making inroads in low VOC coating applications. For film packaging, Vinyl Acetate increases cling, toughness, clarity. Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) resins have high barriers to O2, flavor, aroma – excellent for food packaging. Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH) and Polyvinyl Acetate (PVAc) paper coatings increase brightness, resistant to contamination, improve eye appeal, provide printable surface. Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) hot melt adhesives improve adhesion, paper penetration, and dry quickly.