Application of polyvinyl alcohol(PVA) in adhesives

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Application of polyvinyl alcohol(PVA) in adhesives

Application of polyvinyl alcohol(PVA) in adhesives
September 09, 2020

The aqueous solution of PVA has extremely strong adhesion to materials containing cellulose (such as paper, cloth, wood, etc.) and has the advantage of being safe and non-toxic. It can be used for cardboard lamination, corrugated cardboard bonding and office glue. Kraft bags used for packaging heavy items such as cement, fertilizers, grain, etc. also use PVA as an adhesive.


Urea-formaldehyde resin and phenolic resin modified with PVA can be used as adhesives for laminates and artificial panels.


PVA aqueous solution (by adding appropriate fillers and additives) can also be widely used to prepare adhesives required for printing and binding paper tubes, cartons and other paper links.


PVA condenses with formaldehyde, butyraldehyde, glyoxal or other aldehydes under acid catalysis to produce polyvinyl acetals (such as PVAF, PVB) with stronger water resistance, adhesion and mechanical strength. ) is widely used in construction, coatings, adhesives, safety glass interlayers and other fields. As the degree of polymerization of PVA increases, the viscosity of the acetal increases.


PVA is an excellent protective colloid and dispersant for the homopolymerization of vinyl acetate or copolymerization with other monomers to produce emulsions (white glue), and is crucial in the production of white glue. Generally, as the degree of polymerization of PVA increases, the viscosity of the produced emulsion increases. Partial alcoholysis polyvinyl alcohol (such as PVA 17-88, PVA 24-88) is often used in combination with fully alcoholysis polyvinyl alcohol(PVA 17-99). The use of partially alcoholytic PVA can increase the stability of the emulsion. Use Completely alcoholylated PVA can increase the water resistance of emulsions.



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