PVAc About

Poly vinyl acetate (PVAc, poly(ethenyl ethanoate)), commonly refer to wood glue, white glue, carpenterʼs glue, school glue, or PVA glue) is an aliphatic rubbery synthetic polymer with the formula (C4H6O2)n. It belongs to the polyvinyl esters family with the general formula [RCOOCHCH2]. It is a type of thermoplastics. As a water-based emulsion, PVAc is used as a good adhesive for porous materials, particularly for wood, paper and cloth. Stiff PVAc homopolymer can be used as base resin in paint and other coatings as binder in nonwovens, glass fibers, filter paper and textile finishing.

PVAc Applications:

  • Wood glue (PVAc is known as “white glue” and the yellow as “carpenter ʼs glue”.)
  • Lower drape sizing
  • Paper adhesive during paper packaging conversion
  • Wall to wall carpet sizing
  • Adhesive in bookbinding and book arts, due to its flexible strong bond and non-acidic nature. (unlike many other polymers)
  • Wallpaper adhesive
  • Sizing in shoe insole board manufacturing
  • Primer for drywall and other substrates
PVAc Homopolymer Table
CodeAppearanceSolid Content (%)Viscosity (CP) @20C°CPHMFFTContainer: Barrel (200Kg )Chemical Composition
RP 401White Paste1 ±4080000 – 1000005-715*PVAc Homopolymer
RP 501 LWhite Emulsion1 ±50100 – 10004 – 515*PVAc Homopolymer
RP 501White Paste1 ±5070000 – 1000004 – 515*PVAc Homopolymer
RP 502White Paste1 ±50700 – 10004 – 5˂ 0*PVAc Homopolymer
RP 503White Emulsion1 ±5020 – 1004 – 5˂ 0*PVAc Homopolymer