Poly(vinyl alcohol)

Mw 146,000-186,000, 99+% hydrolyzed

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crystalline powder

mol wt

Mw 146,000-186,000

falling ball

55-65 cP, 4 % in H2O(20 °C)(lit.)



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General description

Poly(vinyl alcohol) is a vinyl based water soluble polymer that can be used as a non-ionic surface active agent. It can also be used as a biodegradable polymer and can be incorporated in adhesives, coatings, textiles ceramics and cosmetics. Its properties include good transparency, chemical resistance, toughness and antielectrostatic properties.


PVA can be used as a chelating agent in the synthesis of zirconium oxide nanopowder from zirconium hydroxide. It can also be used as biopolymer which finds potential application in fiber based food packaging.


25, 500 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Compostable Polymer Properties and Packaging Applications
Plastic Films in Food Packaging, 217-248 (2013)
Multilayer structures based on annealed electrospun biopolymer coatings of interest in water and aroma barrier fiber-based food packaging applications
Cherpinski A, et al.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 135(24), 45501-45501 (2018)
Plastics Materials, 386-397 (1999)
Novel method for synthesis of metastable tetragonal zirconia nanopowders at low temperatures
Kazemi F, et al.
Ceramics-Silikaty, 55(1), 26-30 (2011)
Muhammad Suhaeri et al.
Theranostics, 8(18), 5025-5038 (2018-11-16)
Skin injuries are frequently encountered in daily life, but deep wounds often poorly self-heal and do not recover completely. In this study, we propose a novel skin patch that combines antibiotic, cell-derived extracellular matrix (ECM) and biocompatible polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)...

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