Building and Construction Applications

Manufacturers can use our Selvol™ polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) resin in an array of building and construction applications:

  • Caulks and sealants
  • Joint compounds (such as joint cements and drywall mud)
  • Redispersible powders (such as grouts and mortars)
  • Indirect components in industrial and construction adhesives

For building and construction, Selvol delivers added binding power, thickening and moisture retention. Using the proper grade, Selvol also contributes to balanced critical properties, such as open time, sandability, spreadability and slip resistance.

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Recipe for Success: Building and Construction

Typical Joint Compound Formulations

WATER 30 36 33
PRESERVATIVE 0.08 0.08 0.08
GLYCOL 0.7 0.8 0.7
LIMESTONE 58 46 54
MICA 6 6 4
CLAY 2.1 2.7 2.3
PERLITE 0 5 3.2
Selvol™ PVOH 0.41 0.41 0.41
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Polyvinyl Alcohol

Grout, sealants, ceramics and more

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New Polyvinyl Alcohol Copolymers

Better adhesion to difficult substrates, increased reactivity and crosslinking, low-temp water solubility and more

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Expandable Microspheres

Wallpapers, flooring materials, synthetic woods, sealing materials and more

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Polyvinyl Acetal Resins

Reflective road sign inks, construction adhesives, construction paints and more