VINNAPAS® is WACKER’s brand name for a versatile range of polymer-based dispersions, powders and resins that are used to improve the properties and performance of products in a wide range of industries. The portfolio has been continuously improved and optimized since the 1950s. Thus, VINNAPAS® products set the standard and are leading in many applications. In line with our sustainability strategy, VINNAPAS® grades are now also available as VINNECO® grades, based on renewable resources.More about VINNECO
Vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE) structure
VINNAPAS® products are co- and terpolymers of various monomer units, such as VAc, S-A, A, VC-E and VAE. They are produced in our integrated ethylene production system, which reuses raw materials, byproducts and energy, ensuring seamless quality control and good eco-efficiency.
WACKER first started producing VINNAPAS® vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE) grades in the 1960s. This technology offers huge future potential, since VAE combines technical performance with environmental benefits at an attractive cost-in-use ratio. We are now also able to produce VINNAPAS® grades using renewable resources. For more information, check out our VINNECO® brand.
VINNAPAS® polymer powders are world market leaders as high-quality binders for dry-mix mortars. Polymer dispersions have set standards as binders in many applications such as paints, adhesives or nonwovens. And VINNAPAS® solid resins support our customers in the production of composites with Class A surfaces, among others.
All VINNAPAS® grades feature extremely high binding power, often combined with high flexibility, making them ideal as adhesion promoters for a variety of substrates. Depending on the polymer composition, specific grades also transfer properties such as hydrophobicity, heat resistance or flame-retardancy.
Main Application Areas
- Paints and coatings
- Nonwovens and textiles