EVAFLEX™Ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer
Molded products, solar cell encapsulants, liquid crystal display (LCD) protective film, electric wire applications, adhesive materials, modifiers, exterior components for automobiles, agricultural films, extrusion coatings, etc.
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EVAFLEX™ is an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer produced and sold by Dow-Mitsui Polychemicals using technologies from the US-based Dow Chemical Company. Like ELVAX™ from Dow Chemical, EVAFLEX™ is a thermoplastic synthetic resin with outstanding properties for a wide range of applications, and various grades with the most suitable properties are available according to applications.
* ELVAX™ is denotes a trademark of the US-based Dow Chemical Company or its affiliates.
EVAFLEX™ exhibits flexibility and elasticity characteristics. In addition:
- It is flexible and non-toxic without needing a plasticizer.
- It boasts excellent low temperature properties.
- It is highly weather resistant and does not exhibit ozone aging.
- It features excellent properties including tear strength, impact strength and stress cracking resistance.
- Vivid coloring is possible through usual methods, enhancing product value.
- Its low specific gravity helps lighten product weight (at least 30% lighter than rubber or PVC).
- It is transparent with a good exterior look and luster.
Despite all these features, it can be used for various molding applications similar to PE, PP, PVC and similar materials.
EVAFLEX™ is used as a material for the following kinds of products.
|Molding methods||Usage detail|
|Injection molding||Artificial turf mats, tires for toy cars, sealing container lids, container plugs, ski equipment, automotive mud guards, rubber feet for furniture legs, sole material for footwear,|
|Hollow molding||toys, bellows pipe, floats, ice makers, foot operated pumps, droppers, bidets, bath shoes, rubber balls|
|Inflation||Agricultural films (agricultural vinyl acetate film), liquid containers, films for medium weight packaging, adhesive and protective films|
|Extrusion coding||Adhesive interlining (cloth/EVA), field sheeting (cloth/EVA), low temperature seal packaging material (paper/EVA, PP/EVA)|
|Extrusion molding||Electric wire, washing machine drainage hoses, protective pipes, spiral sleeves, mud guards, watertight sheets for building and civil engineering, sash gaskets, refrigerator packing, toy rails|
|Calendar molding||Flexible container sheets, field sheets, interior decorations, sheets for miscellaneous uses|
|Foaming||Bra cups (for swimsuits), various packaging materials, sandals, tricycle tires, various shoe sole materials, educational materials|
|Others||Hot melt adhesive, various polymer blends (HDPE/EVA, PP/EVA, PVC/EVA, DPE/EVA, various rubbers/EVA), filling material blends|
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Please do not use this product for permanent implantation in the human body or for medical applications involving a state of permanent contact with bodily fluids or human tissue (in this case, permanent means 30 days or more.)
Additionally, please consult with Dow-Mitsui Polychemicals in advance if you wish to use the product for other medical applications, such as for a medical device as defined in the Act on Securing Quality, Efficacy and Safety of Products Including Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices.
2.Food packaging applications
Please contact Dow-Mitsui Polychemicals regarding the state of inclusion in (conformity to) domestic and overseas laws or regulations regarding food utensils, containers and packaging materials.
List of Typical Properties
EVAFLEX™ is available in various grades with different vinyl acetate contents and melt flow rates (MFR) as shown in the table, and can be used in a wide range of applications, similar to ELVAX™ from Dow Chemical.
*Denotes a trademark of the US-based Dow Chemical Company or its affiliates.
EVAFLEX™List of Typical Properties
|Grade||Test item||Melt flow rates||VA content||Density||Tensile stress at break||Tensile breaking strain||Bending rigidity||Durometer
|Melting point||Main applications||Food hygiene
○: Listed (acquired), ✕: Not listed (not acquired) -: To be confirmed
1) Dow-Mitsui Polychemicals does not test compatibility with food dummy solvents, etc.
2) Even if an item is listed (acquired), as there are various restrictions and other requirements, please make sure to confirm the details with us.
3) Food hygiene information does not necessarily reflect the latest version of each law or regulation (including voluntary standards). Please be sure to confirm the details with us.
|Measurement method||JIS K7210:1999(190℃, 2.16 kg load)/th>||JIS K7192
|JIS K 7215
|EV45LX||2.5||46||980||2.5||1000 or more||1 or less||43||30 or less||-||Extrusion molding(sheets, electrical wire)||○||○||○||○|
|EV45X||100||46||970||0.2||More than 1000||Less than 1||36||Less than 30||-||Coatings, raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|EV40LX||2||41||970||5||800||2||54||Less than 30||46||Coatings, raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|EV40W||65||41||970||3||More than 1000||1||49||Less than 30||47||Coatings, raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|V5774ETWR||700||33||960||2||More than 1000||6||66||Less than 30||62||Coatings, raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|V5772ETR||400||33||960||3||More than 1000||6||69||Less than 30||61||Coatings, raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|V5773W||90||33||950||5||More than 1000||6||67||Less than 30||56||Coatings, raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||✕||○||○|
|EV150||30||33||960||7||900||8||71||32||61||Coatings, raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|V523||14||33||960||13||900||9||75||34||63||Extrusion molding (films, sheets, electrical wire)||○||○||○||○|
|EV170||1||33||960||14||800||8||72||33||62||Extrusion molding(pipes, hoses, electrical wire)||○||○||○||○|
|EV180||0.2||33||960||26||600||7||75||39||62||Extrusion molding(Electric wire)||○||✕||○||○|
|EV205WR||800||28||950||3||900||14||80||32||73||Coatings, raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||✕||○||○|
|EV210||400||28||940||2||800||7||70||Less than 30||62||Coatings, raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|EV210ETR||400||28||950||5||900||13||81||34||73||Coatings, raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|EV220||150||28||950||4||900||10||76||31||65||Coatings, raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|EV220ETR||150||28||950||6||900||13||80||35||71||Coatings, raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|EV250||15||28||950||13||800||14||81||39||71||Injection molding, extrusion molding, raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|EV250R||15||28||950||16||900||12||80||38||71||Raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||✕||○||○|
|EV260||6||28||950||21||800||16||83||42||72||Extrusion molding (pipes, oddly-shaped goods), raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|V421||4||28||950||25||800||15||83||42||73||Extrusion molding (Electric wire)||○||○||○||○|
|EV270||1||28||950||26||700||15||83||44||72||Extrusion molding (Electric wire)||○||○||○||○|
|EV310||400||25||940||3||800||11||78||30||66||Raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|EV360||2||25||950||27||700||24||87||49||77||Extrusion molding (oddly-shaped goods), raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|V406||20||20||940||16||800||30||89||50||83||Extrusion molding (sheets), calendar molding (sheets)||○||○||○||○|
|V422R||0.9||20||940||32||800||38||90||60||84||Extrusion molding (sheets), calendar molding (sheets)||○||✕||○||○|
|V577||800||19||930||3||300||21||85||32||73||Raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|EV410||400||19||930||4||600||24||87||36||75||Raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|EV420||150||19||940||7||700||27||88||42||79||Raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|EV450||15||19||940||14||800||32||91||52||84||Injection molding, extrusion coating, raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|EV460||2.5||19||940||23||700||38||91||58||84||Extrusion molding (irregular shapes, etc.), foaming, raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|V5274||0.8||17||940||27||700||48||93||66||89||Extrusion molding(Electric wire)||○||○||○||○|
|EV550||15||14||930||15||700||51||93||62||89||Injection molding, extrusion coating, raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|EV560||3.5||14||930||18||700||57||93||66||90||Extrusion molding (irregular shapes, etc.), foaming, raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|P1403||1.3||14||930||21||700||55||94||68||92||Extrusion molding (films, sheets)||○||○||○||○|
|P1207||12||12||930||15||700||60||94||66||92||Raw material for adhesives, various polymer blends||○||○||○||○|
|V987||0.3||12||930||26||600||72||94||76||94||Extrusion molding (irregular shapes, etc.)||○||✕||○||○|
|P1007||9||10||930||15||700||72||95||71||94||Injection molding, extrusion molding (films)||○||○||○||○|
|V5961||1.7||9||930||21||700||79||95||74||97||Extrusion molding (films)||○||○||○||○|
Note: The displayed data are typical values and cannot be used as standard values.
* Tensile test - test piece type and testing speed: JIS K 7161-2 / 1BA / 20
･ Only typical grades are listed in this table. Please contact Dow-Mitsui Polychemicals to inquire if other grades are available.