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Adhesives

A-C® 400

Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer

Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer in prill form, with a VA content of 13%, used extensively in hot melt adhesives (HMAs) to control rheology and boost adhesion. It can be added as a diluent but provides the dual function of reducing application viscosity at melt, while providing an adhesion boost versus homopolymer, non functional diluents (FT, byproduct, thermally degraded (TD) and PE homopolymer waxes). It is completely miscible in EVA adhesive resins, as would be expected by the similar chemistry. It is also used in candles to provide paraffin crystal nucleation, which increases thermal and breakage resistance, adhesion to glass, and fragrance retention.

General Information

  • Application
    • Tape & Label
    • Packaging
    • Hygienic Products
  • Industry
    • Adhesives
  • Product Settings
    • Dynamic
  • Performance Function
    • Lower Application Temperature
    • Compatibilizer
    • Adhesion-Cohesion
    • Prevent Oil Migration
    • Reduce Processing Time
  • Physical Form
    • Prill
  • Product Family
    • EVA Copolymer
  • Type
    • EVA
    • PSA

Properties

  • Density
    • 0.92
  • Drop Point Mettler
    • 92 °C (198 °F)
  • Hardness
    • 9.5 at 25 °C
  • Hide Drop Point
    • No
  • Vinyl Acetate Content
    • 13% Vinyl Acetate
  • Viscosity
    • 595 at 140 °C

Standards & Approvals

  • Plastic Pipe Institute/NSF*
    • No
  • FDA Direct Food Additives Approval*
    • No
  • FDA Indirect Food Additives Approval*
    • Yes

Other

  • Other Notes
    • * The regulation includes a reference to this product. This does not imply blanket approval. End users should refer to the specific FDA regulation for details including extraction limitations and restrictions on the use of this product.

General Information

  • Application
    • Tape & Label
    • Packaging
    • Hygienic Products
  • Industry
    • Adhesives
  • Product Settings
    • Dynamic
  • Performance Function
    • Lower Application Temperature
    • Compatibilizer
    • Adhesion-Cohesion
    • Prevent Oil Migration
    • Reduce Processing Time
  • Physical Form
    • Prill
  • Product Family
    • EVA Copolymer
  • Type
    • EVA
    • PSA

Properties

  • Density
    • 0.92
  • Drop Point Mettler
    • 92 °C (198 °F)
  • Hardness
    • 9.5 at 25 °C
  • Hide Drop Point
    • No
  • Vinyl Acetate Content
    • 13% Vinyl Acetate
  • Viscosity
    • 595 at 140 °C

Standards & Approvals

  • Plastic Pipe Institute/NSF*
    • No
  • FDA Direct Food Additives Approval*
    • No
  • FDA Indirect Food Additives Approval*
    • Yes

Other

  • Other Notes
    • * The regulation includes a reference to this product. This does not imply blanket approval. End users should refer to the specific FDA regulation for details including extraction limitations and restrictions on the use of this product.
  • Product Settings : Dynamic
  • Physical Form : Prill
  • Product Family : EVA Copolymer
  • Industry : Adhesives
  • Type : EVA|PSA
  • Performance Function : Lower Application Temperature|Compatibilizer|Adhesion-Cohesion|Prevent Oil Migration|Reduce Processing Time
  • Application : Tape & Label|Packaging|Hygienic Products
  • Viscosity : 595 at 140 °C
  • Hide Drop Point : No
  • Drop Point Mettler : 92 °C (198 °F)
  • Vinyl Acetate Content : 13% Vinyl Acetate
  • Hardness : 9.5 at 25 °C
  • Density : 0.92
  • FDA Indirect Food Additives Approval* : Yes
  • FDA Direct Food Additives Approval* : No
  • Plastic Pipe Institute/NSF* : No
  • Other Notes : * The regulation includes a reference to this product. This does not imply blanket approval. End users should refer to the specific FDA regulation for details including extraction limitations and restrictions on the use of this product.
Data Sheet
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Description
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Date
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A-C® 400, Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer in prill form, with a VA content of 13%, used extensively in hot melt adhesives (HMAs) to control rheology and boost adhesion.
5.51 KB
6/18/2021
PDF 5.51 KB
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
A-C® 400, Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer in prill form, with a VA content of 13%, used extensively in hot melt adhesives (HMAs) to control rheology and boost adhesion.
5.51 KB
6/18/2021
PDF 5.51 KB