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[Reichold Chemicals Inc.] A brand name for a series of ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer aqueous emulsions. Elvace emulsions were formerly produced by DuPont with different number designations and are distributed as Vinamul emulsions in Great Britain. The milky white Elvace emulsions are typically used as adhesives. They dry to a clear film, have very good aging properties and are resistant to UV degradation. The shelf life of the emulsion is about 6 months.

-Elvace 40-704 (formerly 1874) - 55% solids, 3500-4500 cps, pH 4.5-5.5, particle size = 0.2-1.0 micrometers.

-Elvace 40-705 - 54.5% solids.

-Elvace 40-709 - 56% solids.

-Elvace 40-724 - 57.5% solids.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Vinamul (England)

Other Properties

Diluted with water followed by ethanol.

Density 1.06

Hazards and Safety

May release Acetic acid upon degradation.

Additional Information

° N.S.Baer, N.Indictor, T.I.Schwartzman, I.L.Rosenberg, "Chemical and Physical Properties of Poly(vinyl acetate) copolymer Emulsions" ICOM Preprints, 22(5):1-20, 1975

° DeWitte et al., preprints IIC 1984

° J. Down, M.MacDonald, J.Te'treault, S.Williams, Adhesive Testing at the Canadian Conservation Institute-An Evaluation of Selected Poly(Vinyl acetate) and Acrylic Adhesives", Studies in Conservation 41:19-44, 1996.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Jane Down, Adhesive projects at the Canadian Conservation Institute, Preprints of the SSCR's 2nd Resins Conference, Sept. 1995, Scottish Society for Conservation & Restoration, Edinburgh
  • Jane Down, Maureen MacDonald, Jean Te'treault, Scott Williams, Adhesive testing at the Canadian Conservation Institute-An evaluation of selected poly(vinyl acetate) and acrylic adhesives., Studies in Conservation, 41, 19-44, 1996
  • Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989
  • Marie Svoboda, Conservation Survey Index, unpublished, 1997
  • Meredith Montague, contributed information, 1998
  • Teri Hensick, contributed information, 1998

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