Vinyl Acetate Manufacture Technology Description

Online Vinyl Acetate Data: Manufacture, Uses and Applications

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In this page you will find free data about Vinyl Acetate, including:

  • What is Vinyl Acetate
  • How to make Vinyl Acetate
  • Vinyl Acetate uses and applications

This page presents brief synopsis of Vinyl Acetate production technology, describing, in a concise way, relevant technical and economic aspects. Each manufacturing process description will consist of:

  • Major process steps
  • Simplified, schematic flow diagram & key equipment
  • Important safety or environmental considerations
  • Economic perspective, comprising capital expenditures and/or operating expenses

Vinyl Acetate Manufacture

Vinyl acetate (vinyl acetate monomer; VAM) is an important vinyl ester, primarily used in the production of polymers and copolymers for coatings, paints and sealants, as well as for binders and in textile and paper processing.

Technology Description

The following paragraphs describe a typical vapor-phase oxidation process for VAM production from acetic acid and ethylene. The figure below presents a simplified flow diagram of the process.

Vinyl Acetate Manufacture Technology - Process Flow Diagram


Make-up and recycled acetic acid pass through a vaporizer, along with fresh ...

VAM Separation

The reactor effluent is cooled and fed ...

VAM purification

In the azeotropic column, a VAM-water mixture is distilled ...

The purpose of the ...

VAM production pathways

VAM commercial production is mostly based on the reaction of ...

Economic Performance

The total operating cost (raw materials, utilities, fixed costs and depreciation costs) estimated to produce vinyl acetate was about ...

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