Polyvinyl Acetate

Definition - What does Polyvinyl Acetate mean?

Polyvinyl acetate is a colorless and nontoxic thermoplastic resin chemical compound that is generated via the polymerization of vinyl acetate. It is polymer-based and typically found in adhesives, coatings, resins and paints used to prevent corrosion in metallic substrates.

Corrosionpedia explains Polyvinyl Acetate

Polyvinyl acetate has been empirically examined for corrosion prevention in mild steel applications. The weight loss measurement and potentiodynamic polarization are typically investigated to determine the suitability of corrosion prevention.

It has been conclusively determined that polyvinyl acetate inhibits the dissolution of mild steel in a 0.5 M H2SO4 acid solution. It also displays a high rate of inhibition efficiency of up to 85.67%.

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