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PAINTS + COATINGS | VINYL ACETATE MONOMER (VAM)

Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM)

Description
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.

Applications

80 % of all the VAM produced in the world used in the production of polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH or PVA)  Polyvinyl acetate is also 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.

 

Cas: 108-05-4

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