Ethyl vinyl acetate

with ethyl vinyl acetate (abbreviation EVAC) is designated a group by copolymers. Other ways of writing, designations and/or abbreviations are ethyls/vinyl acetate, ethyl vinyl acetate, EH, E/VA and ethyl vinyl acetate and/or. PEVA (polyethylene vinyl acetate).

   -             -     -            - - | - CH 2 - CH 2 - | - | - CH 2 - CH - | -  -             - n  |         |    |                      |         O    |                      |         |    |                     |         C=O  |                     |         |    |                     |         CH 3    |                      -            - to m

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chemical and physical characteristics

EH is available as granulates, aqueous dispersion in addition, as foil material. For a plastic it has a high heat resistance and a good resistance to aging.


from ethyl vinyl acetate copolymers most diverse products are manufactured: Welding foils (office supplies, solar modules), soles, Duschvorhänge, floor coverings, electrical cable. Also one makes fusion adhesives of these polymers.

With very high-quality Tuft carpet or needle bonded fabrics - materials EH serves dispersions for the fiber integration.

In the Photovoltaik solar cells are embedded in EH. Here the EH used in foils becomes at temperatures over approx. 150 °C melted, highly transparent and interlaced three-dimensional. After the cooling such a durable group is present, which protects the cells against environmental influences.

additional information

trade names: Levapren, Evathane, Elvax, Ultrathene (US)

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