- a colorless, odorless, nontoxic, transparent, thermoplastic, water-insoluble resin used as an adhesive in certain paints and as an intermediate in the synthesis of polyvinyl acetal and polyvinyl alcohol.
Origin of polyvinyl acetate
First recorded in 1925–30
Also called PVA
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- polyvinyl acetate
- a colourless odourless tasteless resin used in emulsion paints, adhesives, sealers, a substitute for chicle in chewing gum, and for sealing porous surfacesAbbreviation: PVA
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