Adhesives: Glue, White Adhesive, Synthetic Resin Adhesive, Wood Working, Vinyl Acetate Based Adhesive, Wood Adhesives.

Introduction: Fevicol type adhesive come under the category of Synthetic resins and latex adhesives are made from Polyvinyl acetate is thermoplastic, odorless, tasteless, non toxic, essentially clear and colorless resin.

Polyvinyl acetate: It has a non Crystalline and relatively branched rather than linear structure. Most grades of resin have somewhat broad molecular weight distribution. They do not melt but soften over a temperature range. The resin is unaffected by sunlight, ultraviolet light and air, further more it will absorb a small amount of water. Polyvinyl acetate is neutral and non-corrosive.

The Various grades have good heat stability below 100ºC, show slight discoloration at approximately 150º and decompose at 50ºC show slight discoloration at approximately 150ºC but brittle at 10ºC to 15ºC. The adhesive industry is currently the most important outlet for polyvinyl acetate.

Adhesives are made in various types and may be synthetic or natural: The term synthetic adhesive means the adhesive which is prepared by using synthetic chemical such as synthetic resin. Polyvinyl acetate is now used in adhesives for various applications such as Book binding, Paper bag, Milk Can, Drinking straws, Envelopes, Gummed Tapes, and Foils etc.

Vinyl Acetate Adhesive: The vinyl acetate adhesive is also used for lamination, combination of two or more plies of material into a now composite. Polyvinyl alcohol is being imported from countries like Germany, FRP, France, U.K, Netherlands, Japan, Hungary, Italy, U.S.A and Belgium. Synthetic adhesives Produced in India are mostly based on vinyl Acetate Monomers (V.A.M).

Vinyl Acetate Monomers: VAM is used in from of its various derivatives like Polyvinyl Alcohol and Polyvinyl Acetate, Ethyl Vinyl Acetate etc. Currently, the major applications of adhesives are in furniture, packaging, automotive and construction. Woodwork and furniture sector has been the major growth driver for adhesives.

Packaging is another industry: That influences the demand of adhesives. Adhesives are primarily required in making containers and flexible packaging. Increasing plastic and polymer use in vehicles, in order to reduce weight for enhancing efficiency will most likely drive adhesives and sealants market size.

Packaging Applications: Packaging applications includes carton boxes, envelopes, carton closures, cups, flexible packaging, specialty packaging, bags and disposables, PU, water based and hot melts are widely used in packaging applications.

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