VINYL ACETATE/ETHYLENE (VAE) EMULSION is a water-based emulsion, it can also be dried, which is a technology pioneered for use in powder polymers. VAE polymer is a combination of ethylene and vinyl acetate - two monomers possessing special properties as e.g. toughness (vinyl acetate) and flexibility (ethylene). Polymerization leads to VAE copolymers. These copolymers' toughness, flexibility and serviceability is increased .
Vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) emulsions are based on the copolymerization of vinyl acetate and ethylene, in which the vinyl acetate content can range between 60 and 95 percent, and the ethylene content ranges between 5 and 40 percent of the total formulation.
Paints and coatings, adhesives, textile industry:
VAE emulsion is used in: paints and coatings, adhesives (specifically for woodworking and paper packaging), engineered fabrics, paper saturations and specialties, building and construction products, apparel and textile finishing processes, powder, glass-fiber sizings among other uses.