EVAFLEXEthylene-vinyl acetate copolymer

Usage detail

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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  • Usage detail
  • Safety Information

Introduction

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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.

Features

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.

Usage detail

EVAFLEX is used as a material for the following kinds of products.

Automotive mud guards

Automotive mud guards

Flexible sheets

Flexible sheets

Electric wire applications

Electric wire applications

Heating pad packaging

Heating pad packaging

Hot melt adhesives

Hot melt adhesives

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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Safety Information

1.Medical applications

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.