Polyvinyl alcohol is a synthetic, water-soluble polymer that is colorless to white.
It is usually found in the form of granules or odorless powder.
PVA has excellent film, emulsion and adhesion properties. It is also resistant to grease, oils and solvents.
Important applications of PVA in industries:
1) Paper making: used as a compactor in the paper industry
2) Textile and fabric production
3) Production of PVC adhesives: Used as a compactor in the formulation of PVC adhesives
4) Pharmaceutical industry: Due to biocompatibility, low toxicity, low tendency to bind to biological proteins, it is widely used in pharmacy and in the production of products such as contact lenses, eye drops, etc.