Polyvinyl Acetate

Polyvinyl Acetate (PVAc), a synthetic resin prepared by the polymerization of vinyl acetate has good potential as an edible coating. It coatings had high gloss, even after immersion of coated surfaces in water. The primary advantages of using PVAc as an edible coating are its unique combination of properties and its low cost has been already used in pharmaceutical coatings and as an ingredient in chewing gum. (Approved by FDA 172.615)

PVAc mainly used in pharmaceutical coatings and as an ingredient in chewing gum.

Substance Identification

Synonyms PVAc
CAS 9003-20-7
EINECS 203-545-4
HS.CODE 390512
Molecular Formula (C4H6O2)n
Moleclar Weight N/A

Application & Uses

  • used in pharmaceutical coatings
  • as an ingredient in chewing gum

Sales Specification

Appearance Granule or block with tenacious, no impurity
Color Colorless or slightly yellow, transparence
Volatile, 1.5g, @100℃ 2h, V., % 1.0 max
Heavy metal, as Pb, mg/kg 10.0 max
Arsenic, mg/kg 3.0 max
Pb, mg/kg 1.0 max
Viscosity, 10% Ethyl Acetate, @20°C, mPa.s 2.8 to 3.5
Softening Point, R&B,°C 90 to 110
Free Acid, as CH3COOH, % 0.05 max


  • Paper Carton, 25kg net each, 640 cartons (16 mt with pallets) per 20’FCL
  • Paper Carton, 25kg net each, 800 cartons (20 mt with pallets) per 20’FCL

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GHS Hazard Statements

S-phrases: S24/25 | R-phrases: R45 R46


  • avoid contact with light
  • keep separated from incompatible substances
  • store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards
  • store in a cool, dry place
  • store in a tightly closed container


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