Covalent Chemical is your source for Vinyl Acetate Monomer, VAM [ CAS 108-05-04 ]. We are an ISO 9001:2015 certified, NACD Responsible Distributor, servicing an array of industries across North America, including paint and coatings, oil and gas services, adhesives and sealants, agricultural, and custom blending operations.
Also known as vinyl acetate, acetic acid, ethenyl ester, vinyl acetate monomer is a key intermediate used in the making of a number of polymers and resins for adhesives, coatings, paints, films, textiles and other end-products. Covalent Chemical offers technical grade VAM in drums.
VAM is a clear, colorless liquid that is the precursor to polyvinyl acetate. It is an intermediate used in the manufacture of a number of industrial polymers and resins for the production of adhesives, coatings, paints, films and textiles, as well as wire and cable insulation.
Approximately 80% of VAM production is used to manufacture PVA and PVOH, with most of the remaining volume being used in the production of PVB, EVA copolymers and EVOH resins. Polyvinyl acetate is used in paints, adhesives, paper coatings and textile treatments, while polyvinyl alcohol is used in the production of adhesives, coatings, and water soluble packaging, and textile warp sizing.
VAM is also used to make polyvinyl butyral (PVB) which is used in laminated safety glass for cars and buildings. Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) resin is also made from VAM and is used in the manufacture of packaging film, heavy-duty bags, extrusion coating, wire and cable jacketing, hot-melt adhesives and cross-linked foam. Other products made from VAM are ethylene-vinyl alcohol (EVOH) resins which are used as a gas barrier in multi-layered food and beverage packages, and as a barrier layer in automobile tanks.
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