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Dow Elvax® 460 Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate Copolymer Resin
Categories: Polymer; Thermoplastic; Ethylene Vinyl Acetate; Ethylene Vinyl Acetate; Molded/Extruded

Material Notes: Elvax® resins offer a unique combination of processing and performance characteristics. They provide outstanding toughness and resilience and maintain flexibility over a broad temperature range without the need for plasticizers.

Elvax® resins can be used alone or to improve the flexibility, resilience and toughness of other resins. Depending on the demands of the particular application, they can be pigmented, foamed, filled, and/or crosslinked. In addition to their performance advantages, Elvax® resins are processed easily using conventional thermoplastic processing techniques, i.e., injection molding, extrusion and foaming, as well as rubber processing techniques, i.e., Banbury mixing, foam extrusion and molding.

Test specimens except for tensile impact where prepared by compression molding (ASTM D1928, procedure C). Tensile impact samples were injection molded.

Processing Information:

Molding and Extruding

Modified and unmodified Elvax® resins can be processed in conventional thermoplastic and rubber processing equipment. The temperature profile will vary with machine type, size and screw design as well as with part size, thickness or configuration.


Elvax® resins are compatible with a variety of other resins and elastomers including polyethylene, polypropylene and styrene-butadiene rubber. Clays and other inorganic fillers can be added to improve abrasion resistance and lower cost.

Foaming Agents

Elvax® resins are readily foamed using chemical or physical blowing agents.

Crosslinking Agents

Peroxides such as "Di-Cup"† and "Vul-Cup"† dicumyl peroxide can be used to crosslink or vulcanize Elvax® resins.

(†Hercules Inc.)

Information provided by DuPont.

This former DuPont product line is now a Dow product line.

Available Properties
  • Density, ASTM D792
  • Vinyl Acetate Content, TGA
  • Melt Index of Compound, ASTM D1238
  • Hardness, Shore A, ASTM D2240
  • Hardness, Shore D, ASTM D2240
  • Tensile Strength, Ultimate, ASTM D638, Type IV, crosshead speed 2 in/min
  • Tensile Strength, Ultimate, ASTM D638, Type IV, crosshead speed 2 in/min
  • Tensile Strength, Ultimate, ASTM D638, Type IV, crosshead speed 2 in/min, at -20°C
  • Elongation at Break, ASTM D638, Type IV, crosshead speed 2 in/min
  • Elongation at Break, ASTM D638, Type IV, crosshead speed 2 in/min, at -20°C
  • Elongation at Break, ASTM D638, Type IV, crosshead speed 2 in/min
  • Modulus of Elasticity
  • Modulus of Elasticity
  • Flexural Modulus, ASTM D790
  • Flexural Modulus, ASTM D790
  • Flexural Modulus, ASTM D790
  • Flexural Stiffness
  • Flexural Stiffness
  • Tensile Impact Strength, ASTM D1822
  • Tensile Impact Strength, ASTM D1822
  • Compression Set, ASTM D395, Method B, 22 hours
  • Compression Set, ASTM D395, Method B
  • Vicat Softening Point, ASTM D1525
  • Brittleness Temperature, ASTM D762
  • Processing Temperature
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Dow Chemical (former DuPont)

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