Polyvinyl formal

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A Thermoplastic resin made by the condensation of Polyvinyl alcohol with Formaldehyde. Polyvinyl formal is a colorless, flexible tough solid. It can be molded, extruded, or cast and is resistant to greases, oils, and alkalis. It is used as a structural adhesive for bonding aircraft components.

Synonyms and Related Terms

poly(vinyl formal); polivinilformaldehido (Esp.); Formvar; polyvinyl acetal



Other Properties

Soluble in glacial acetic acid, Cellosolve acetate, chloroform, diacetone alcohol, phenol, pyridine, THF, toluene.Resistant to alkalis, greases and oils.

Density 1.3

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 848
  • Theodore J. Reinhart, Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
  • Richard S. Lewis, Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Conservation Materials Ltd., Conservation Materials Ltd., Catalog

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