Vinyl acetate homopolymer emulsions and vinyl acrylic copolymer
emulsions are base resins for water-based paints, adhesives, paper
coatings and textile finishes.
Vinyl acetate ethylene copolymer emulsions (with relatively
large percentages of vinyl acetate) have similar uses.
Vinyl acetate is a raw material for ethylene vinyl alcohol
polymers, which because of their excellent barrier properties are
used to make flexible food packaging films and liners for
automobile gas tanks.
Vinyl acetate is also a raw material for polyvinyl alcohol, which
is a component of adhesives and paints and is also a raw material
for polyvinyl butyral. PVB resin forms the transparent adhesive
film that bonds layers of "safety glass" together. The consumer
products upon which PVB use depends are therefore automobile
windshields and the windows of commercial
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