Definition of polyvinyl acetate in English:

polyvinyl acetate

Line breaks: poly|vi¦nyl acet|ate
Pronunciation: /pɒlɪˈvʌɪnɪl
(abbreviation: PVA)


[mass noun]
  • A synthetic resin made by polymerizing vinyl acetate, used chiefly in paints and adhesives.
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    • They are based on nitro cellulose or polyvinyl acetate, normally elastomeric products, dispersed in solvent.
    • It can refer to polyvinyl chloride, but in caulks it generally indicates polyvinyl acetate.
    • After removal, the moulds are filled with polyvinyl acetate mixed with tinted oil paint and paraffin.

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