Polyvinyl Alcohol Prices
Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Chart Description. Intratec provides Polyvinyl Alcohol prices in several countries, as follows:
Chart Instructions. Hover the mouse over the series to view the respective Polyvinyl Alcohol prices plotted. You can filter a given Polyvinyl Alcohol price series by clicking on the respective legend label, right above the chart.
About Polyvinyl Alcohol. Polyvinyl Alcohol (a.k.a. PVOH) is a water-soluble synthetic thermoplastic polymer. It is usually available in film, pallets or aqueous solution, with the film having oil resistance, toughness and high tensile strength. Polyvinyl alcohol has a good biocompatibility, biodegradability and hydrophilicity, making it one of the few materials that can be used in biomedical fields. Its main uses are in the paper, plastic, fishing and medical/pharmaceutical areas.
Chemical Formula. [CH2CH(OH)]n
Commercial Grades. super (+99% hydrolyzed); fully (98 to 99% hydrolyzed); intermediate (90 to 98% hydrolyzed); and partial (85 to 89% hydrolyzed).
Uses. Polyvinyl Alcohol is mainly used in the production of a variety of plastics (as a protective colloid, dispersant, raw material, molding compound and others); as bait for fishing; thickener; controlled delivery agent for medicine capsules; hydrogel; in paper coatings and adhesives; manufacturing of glues; photosensitive films; printing inks; and slow releasing agrochemicals.
- Polyesters + organic alcohol (mainly methanol and ethanol) (hydrolysis, followed by base-catalyzed transesterification).
Derivatives. acetic acid and poly(vinyl formal).
Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.
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