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
Soluble in glacial acetic acid, Cellosolve acetate, chloroform, diacetone alcohol, phenol, pyridine, THF, toluene.Resistant to alkalis, greases and oils.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
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- Conservation Materials Ltd., Conservation Materials Ltd., Catalog