Make the Move to VAE Technology - WACKER Middle East & Africa


Make the Move to VAE Technology

Vinyl-acetate ethylene (VAE) is a combination of ethylene and vinyl acetate – two monomers whose characteristic properties work together to give your application the crucial edge.

VAE Copolymer Dispersion Properties

  • Tg varies from +25 to -25 °C in accordance with the ethylene content
  • Excellent film-forming properties – no solvents needed (enables formulators to design waterborne products with the lowest possible VOC content)
  • Permanently flexible polymer films – no migration of plasticizers
  • Good adhesion to non-polar substrates
  • Better water and saponification resistance

Advantages of C2 Chemistry

Vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymers (VAE) derived from sustainable C1 and C2 value chains offer reliability and desirable long-term advantages. The feedstock versatility of C1 chemistry reduces price volatility, leading to a reliable value chain marked by high carbon efficiency.

Market Success with VAE

The pioneering VAE technology is still being developed continuously to provide you with state-of-the-art solutions. Discover the benefits of VINNAPAS® VAE dispersions and dispersible powders for your specific application.

  • Broad adhesion and heat-resistance range
  • Bonding to a wide range of different substrates
  • Fast setting and wet tack
  • Broad formulation latitude
  • Reliable, clean machinability

  • No plasticizers or additional solvents needed
  • Allows the formulation of low-VOC and low-odor paints
  • Easy applicability and workability, e.g. long open time
  • Excellent scrub resistance and good hiding characteristics
  • Excellent gloss and blocking behavior

  • The right balance of bonding strength, flexibility and hand
  • Readily compounded
  • Runs well on carpet machines: smooth coating, good line speed/drying
  • Raw materials not reliant on oil: more cost-effective and more stable pricing
  • Less combustible

  • High filler acceptance
  • Good adhesion to a variety of substrates (e.g. concrete, metal, wood, plastics)
  • Low odor, low formaldehyde
  • No surfactants containing APEO are used in the development of our dispersions
  • Internally plasticized
  • Paintable
  • Ease of application and cleaning
  • Very good cost-performance ratio

  • Adhesion to different substrates
  • Flexibility, e.g. for greater elongation or crack-bridging
  • Workability, e.g. smooth and easy to apply, longer open time
  • Water resistance and lower water uptake
  • Durability, e.g. high color stability

  • Versatility to create products from numerous fiber components
  • Lasting resistance to abrasion, flame, washing and moisture
  • Capable of controlling absorbency, hand, and tensile strength in a variety of applications
  • Safety-approved for food contact
  • Unparalleled degree of technical, research-related and customer support provided by WACKER

  • Good printability:
    • Surface smoothness
    • Ink receptivity
    • Brightness
    • Gloss opacity
  • As the raw materials are not reliant on oil, they are more cost-effective and prices are more stable
  • Good glue receptivity for paperboard packaging

VAE IN DETAIL

Find detailed information on VAE, its technology and applications, history and markets as well as mega-trends served by VAE on our detailed website in English language.

PROPERTIES OF VAE COPOLYMERS

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