VINNAPAS® 400 is a poly(vinyl alcohol) stabilized vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE) copolymer dispersion with a glass transition temperature (Tg ) of 0°C. It was developed as a high-performance dispersion offering a superior balance of adhesive/cohesive properties useful in an extremely wide variety of applications.
Specific features of VINNAPAS® 400
- Produced without APEO
VINNAPAS® 400 is compatible with other poly(vinyl alcohol) and surfactant stabilized vinyl acetate-based dispersions and acrylic copolymers. It is also compatible with rubber lattices, water based urethane dispersions, solvents, plasticizers and other modifiers. VINNAPAS® 400 thickens rapidly to high viscosities with the addition of plasticizers and/ or solvents. The addition of plasticizers to VINNAPAS® 400 will improve the specific adhesion, water resistance and setting speed. Additionally, the adhesive dispersion accepts high loadings of dry fillers. VINNAPAS® 400 can be further crosslinked through the hydroxyl functionality of the poly(vinyl alcohol) with materials such as glyoxal, boric acid, and isocyanates.
VINNAPAS® 400 is an excellent base for adhesive formulators and can be used in an extremely wide variety of applications. The ethylene in the polymer acts as an internal plasticizer which provides flexibility and reduces or eliminates the need for plasticizer in many applications. Because of its flexibility and excellent adhesion to so many substrates, VINNAPAS® 400 is a versatile base in adhesives for application areas which include but are not limited to packaging (case and carton,) converting, bookbinding, textile bonding, vinyl and paper to wood laminating, automotive applications, and craft glues. It forms strong bonds between porous substrates and such films as poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC), poly(vinylidene chloride), cellulose acetate, cellophane and acrylic. VINNAPAS® 400 adheres to widely diversified substrates such as paper, wood, cotton cloth, nylon cloth, glass and glass fibers, hardboard, urethane foam and clay coated paperboard.
When the dispersion is stored in tanks, proper storage conditions must be maintained. If stored in the original, unopened containers at cool (below 30 °C), but frost-free temperatures the product has a shelf life of 9 months from the date of manufacture. Any longer periods for the maximum storage period that may be described in the Certificate of Analysis which accompanies each shipment of the product, take preference over this suggestion in which case the time period stated in the Certificate of Analysis shall be solely authoritative. Iron or galvanized-iron equipment and containers are not recommended because the dispersion is slightly acidic. Corrosion may result in discoloration of the dispersion or its blends when further processed. Therefore, the use of containers and equipment made of ceramics, rubberized or enameled materials, appropriately finished stainless steel, or plastic (e.g. rigid PVC, polyethylene or polyester resin) is recommended. As polymer dispersions may tend to superficial film formation, skins or lumps may form during storage or transportation. Filtration is therefore recommended prior to utilization of the product.
Preservation for Transport, Storage and further Processing
The product is adequately preserved during transportation and storage if kept in the original, unopened containers. However, if it is transferred to storage tanks, the dispersion should be protected against microbial attack by adding a suitable preservative package. To maintain proper storage conditions appropriate measures should also be taken to ensure cleanliness of the tanks and pipes. In a storage tank in which the product is not stirred, it is advisable to contact your biocide representative/supplier. Proper procedures must be set up in order to prevent microbial attack between necessary periodic tank cleaning and sanitization. These procedures will vary, since loading and unloading practices in each storage situation will differ slightly. Finished products manufactured from polymer dispersions usually also require preservation. The type and scope of preservation will depend on the raw materials used and the anticipated sources of contamination. The compatibility with other components and the efficacy of the preservative should always be tested in the respective formulation. Preservative manufacturers will be able to advise you about the type and dosage of preservative required.