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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)


Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Diluted with water followed by ethanol.
  • Density = 1.06 g/ml

Resources and Citations

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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  • Marie Svoboda, Conservation Survey Index, unpublished, 1997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