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    Vinyl Acetate

    Vinyl Acetate in Tradeasia

    IUPAC Name

    Ethenyl acetate

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    Basic Info


    Clear Colorless Liquid

    Common Names

    Ethenyl ethanoate, vinyl ethanoate, VAM


    111 @ 180 kg Drum, 20 MT / 20 FCL

    Brief Overview

    Vinyl acetate, also known as Ethenyl acetate, appears as a colorless liquid with a sweet fruity scent. It is precursor to an industrial polymer known as polyvinyl acetate (PVA) which is widely used in several applications.


    Manufacturing Processes

    Vinyl acetate is manufactured through the reaction of ethylene, acetic acid and oxygen with palladium being used as a catalyst.

    2 C2H4 + 2 CH3CO2H + O2 → 2 CH3CO2CHCH2 + 2 H2O

    Raw material

    Vinyl acetate is used as a key raw material in the manufacturing of polyvinyl acetate (PVA), polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) and vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) which are widely used in several different industries.


    Coating industry

    Vinyl acetate is used in the production of polymers and resins used in adhesives, paints, coatings and textile finishes.

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