VINNAPAS® CA 5566
VINNAPAS® CA 5566 is an aqueous polymer dispersion based on vinyl acetate and ethylene. It is particularly suited in carpet binder applications where a medium/ firm hand is required.
- VINNAPAS® CA 5566 combines very high solids content with a low viscosity — a combination that permits the addition of very high filler loadings of calcium carbonate, aluminum trihydrate (ATH) or other fillers. This results in adhesive formulations with high solid contents of 80 percent or even greater.
- The stabilization allows the dispersion to be compatible with acrylic dispersions and many styrene-butadiene lattices.
- VINNAPAS® CA 5566 is produced without the use of organic solvents, plasticizers and formaldehyde donors.
VINNAPAS® CA 5566 can be used in the precoat and secondary coatings that are applied in the production of tufted carpet backings. It can also be used in the production of tufted carpet tiles and woven carpets. VINNAPAS® CA 5566 offers high adhesion strength, and good flexibility.
VINNAPAS® CA 5566 can be applied by a number of different application methods including foaming (direct coating), pan coating, saturation and spraying.
VINNAPAS® CA 5566 performs well on various fiber types including polypropylene, polyamide, cellulose, and polyester.
VINNAPAS® CA 5566 can take high filler loads with calcium carbonate or aluminium trihydrate (ATH) for compounding. Foaming additives and dispersing agents can be added to VINNAPAS® CA 5566 to improve foamability and filler acceptance. We recommend alkali-swellable poly(acrylic acid) derivatives. Products with neutral pH, e.g., those based on cellulose derivatives, poly(vinyl alcohol) or polyurethane, can also be considered. The compatibility and efficacy should be checked by conducting a storage test.
If the product is used in applications other than those mentioned, the choice, processing and use of the product is the sole responsibility of the purchaser. All legal and other regulations must be complied with.
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When the dispersion is stored in tanks, proper storage conditions must be maintained. VINNAPAS® CA 5566 has a shelf life of 9 months from the date of manufacture if stored in the original, unopened containers at temperatures between 5 and 40 °C. 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 be formed during storage or transportation. A filtration process is thus recommended prior to utilization of the product. If the product is stored for a longer period, stirring is recommended before use.
Preservation for Transport, Storage and further Processing
VINNAPAS® CA 5566 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.
Measures should also be taken to ensure cleanliness of the tanks and pipes. In unstirred tanks, a layer of preservative-containing water should be sprayed onto the surface of the dispersion to prevent the formation of unwanted skin and possible attack by microorganisms. The thickness of this water layer should be < 5 mm for low viscosity dispersions and up to 10–20 mm for high viscosity products. Proper procedures – periodic tank cleaning and sanitization – must be set up in order to prevent microbial attack. Contact your biocide representative/supplier for further plant hygiene recommendations. Measures should be taken to ensure that only clean air enters the tank when the dispersion is removed.
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.