[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
May contain trace amounts of methanol and sodium acetate.
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)
Biodegradable and recyclable 
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