Vinyl Acetate Prices
Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Introduction. Intratec provides Vinyl Acetate prices in several countries, as follows:
About Vinyl Acetate. Vinyl Acetate (a.k.a. VAM, Vinyl Acetate Monomer, Ethenyl Acetate) is an important vinyl ester, used in the manufacture of many polymers and resins. It is a colorless liquid with a sweet, fruity smell. On an industrial scale, the dominant production route of Vinyl Acetate is based on the reaction of ethylene with acetic acid and oxygen in the gas phase on heterogeneous catalysts containing palladium.
Chemical Formula. C4H6O2
Commercial Grades. Technical grade; grade A (99.8%, diphenylamine inhibited); grade H (99.8%, hydroquinone inhibited)
Uses. The greatest demand for Vinyl Acetate is associated with the production of polymers and copolymers, mainly the ones listed below: * Poly(vinyl acetates): used in papermaking, textiles, sealants, binders and coatings * Ethylene vinyl acetate: used as a film, in the hot-melt coatings and adhesives, and as PVC-alternative * Ethylene–vinyl alcohol: used in food packing and medical applications
- Ethylene + acetic acid + oxygen (gas phase heterogeneous catalysts)
- Acetic acid + acetylene (vapor-phase addition process)
- Acetic anhydride + acetaldehyde (addition reaction)
- Methyl acetate/dimethyl ether + carbon monoxide + hydrogen
To know more about Vinyl Acetate production processes, click here.
Derivatives. Vinyl Acetate is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: EVA; polyacrylonitrile; poly (vinyl acetate); nitrile rubber.
Methodology. The chemicals 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 Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.
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