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Vinyl Acetate Monomer

Vinyl Acetate Monomer (also known as acetic acid ethenyl ester, acetic acid ethylene ether, acetoxyethene, 1-acetoxyethylene, ethenyl ethanoate, ethenyl acetate, and acetic acid vinyl ester) is a colourless mobile liquid with a pungent odour. It has the formula CH3COOCH=CH2 and is a key raw material in the production of chemicals which are then used to manufacture a wide variety of consumer and industrial products.

What is Vinyl Acetate Monomer used for?

Vinyl acetate monomer is mainly used in the production of polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH or PVA).

In fact, 80 % of all the VAM produced in the world is used to make these two chemicals.

Vinyl acetate is used to make other  industrial chemicals.These chemicals are used mainly to make glues for the packaging and building industries.They are also used to make paints,textiles,and paper.Vinyl acetate is also used as a coating in plastic films for food packaging and as a modifier of food starch.

Uses of Polyvinyl acetate

  • Paints

  • Adhesives

  • Paper coatings

  • Textile treatments

Uses of Polyvinyl Alcohol

  • Production of adhesives

  • Coatings

  • Water soluble packaging

  • Textile warp sizing

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vinyl acetate, inhibited

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1-acetoxyethene, inhibited / 1-acetoxyethylene, inhibited / acetate de vinyle, inhibited / acetic acid ethenyl ester / acetic acid ethenyl ester, inhibited / acetic acid vinyl ester, inhibited / acetic acid, ethylene ester, inhibited / acetic acid, ethynyl ester, inhibited / acetic acid, vinyl ester, inhibited / acetoxyethene, inhibited / acetoxyethylene, inhibited / AVM / ethanoic acid, ethenyl ester, inhibited / ethenyl acetate, inhibited / ethenyl ethanoate, inhibited / VA (=vinyl acetate) / VAC (=vinyl acetate) / VAM (=vinyl acetate) / vinna / vinyl A monomer, inhibited / vinyl acetate / vinyl acetate H.Q., inhibited / Vinyl acetate, stabilized / vinyl amonomer, inhibited / vinyl ethanoate, inhibited / vinylacetate HQ, inhibited / vinylacetate, monomer, inhibited / vinyle (acetate de), inhibited / VYAC / ZESET T

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