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[Kuraray-Poval (formerly DuPont)] A registered trademark for a series of Polyvinyl alcohol emulsions. Elvanol® products are prepared in water solutions and are compatible with Starch and Carboxymethyl cellulose. When dried, they produce a water-resistant coating. They are used commercially as adhesives, emulsifiers, textile finishing materials, photosensitive coatings, and binders in paper products.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Elvanol 71-30

Personal Risks

May contain trace amounts of methanol and sodium acetate.

Collection Risks

Elvanol 71-30: Decomposition can occur below the recommended processing temperature limit. At tempoeratures above the “conditions to avoid” temperature, thermal decomposition of the resin becomes rapid. Hazardous decomposition products: carbon monoxide, Organic acids, Aldehydes, Alcohols, Sodium oxides. (from SDS)

Environmental Risks

Biodegradable and recyclable [1]

Physical and Chemical Properties

Elvanol® 71-30: fully hydrolyzed, viscosity=medium, used as a replacement for starch and as a water and grease resistant sizing, coating, or adhesive

Resources and Citations

  • Kuraray-Poval: Elvanol Website
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 304
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