Agent Name

Ethylenevinylacetate copolymer

CAS Number

24937-78-8

Formula

(C4-H6-O2.C2-H4)x-

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Acetic acid, ethenyl ester, polymer with ethene; Ethylene/VA copolymer; Ethylene vinyl acetate polymer; Vinyl acetate, ethene polymer; Vinyl acetate, ethylene polymer; Vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer, minimum number average molecular weight (in amu), 69,000; Acetic acid ethenyl ester, polymer with ethene; Ethylene, polymer with vinyl acetate; Ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer emulsion; [ChemIDplus] Vinyl acetate ethylene polymer EVA; [REPROTOX] Poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate); [FDA] Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate Low Density Polyethylene; Ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer; EVA-LDPE; [Westlake Polymers MSDS]

Category

Polymers

Description

Translucent to whitish solid with no to little odor; [Westlake Polymers MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in orthotics, surfboard and skimboard traction pads, to make artificial flowers, to enhance grip in plastic wraps, improve cold flow of diesel fuel, in HEPA filters, and to make thermoplastic mouthguards and vaginal contraceptives; [REPROTOX] Used for plastic film, laminating, molding, and coating; [Westlake Polymers MSDS] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

Dust may cause mechanical irritation; [Westlake Polymers MSDS]

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