Vinyl Acetate Monomer
Article no.: HJA-Vinyl-Acetate-Monomer
Vinyl Acetate Monomer is a colorless liquid with a sweet smell. It is produced from ethylene, acetic acid, and oxygen. VAM has a tendency to polymerize so it is stabilized with hydroquinone as per customer’s requirement. Thanks to its joint venture with Sipchem, (Saudi International Petrochemical Company), HELM AG holds the exclusive marketing rights for the vinyl acetate monomer produced in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia. This position makes HELM AG one of the world’s leading suppliers of the product VAM.
Examples of applications
Vinyl Acetate Monomer is the basic ingredient in numerous products in our daily lives. In the form of Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA), it is used to manufacture dispersions; in the form of polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH), is it found in protective films for mobile phones and LCD televisions; in the form of Polyvinyl butyral (PVB), it plays an important role in the production of composite safety glass for the automotive industry; and in the form of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) it is used in the manufacture of flip-flop sandals and shower curtains. Other fields of application include as binding agents in the construction and the paints and varnishes industries. VAM is also an important raw material used in the paper, adhesives and textiles industries.
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