With its unique properties, Selvol™ Polyvinyl Alcohol ideally suits many specialized applications. These properties include:
These properties play a critical role in applications such as:
… and many more
It’s important to select the right grade to match the properties that PVOH can provide for your application. Before selecting a grade, please consider the key performance attributes that are needed in your application. PVOH molecular weight and hydrolysis levels can have a large influence on performance properties. In general, higher molecular weight PVOH grades give higher tensile strengths and abrasion resistance while also increasing viscosity. Higher hydrolysis grades of PVOH can impact water resistance/solubility, as well as compatibility in formulations or adhesion to substrates (for example as a temporary coating). Our R&D and Technical Service teams at our Houston Technology Center can help with grade selection based on your needs.