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Butvar Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) Resin Technical Information

Butvar resin was pioneered by Solutia in the 1930s as the key ingredient for automotive safety glass interlayers. It still enjoys widespread use in automotive and architectural applications for laminated safety glass.

Solutia offers six grades of Butvar resin that cover a broad range of chemical and physical properties. These resins are generally well suited either as a major ingredient of a formulation or in smaller quantities to enhance the properties of other resins.

Uses

Some of the applications in which Butvar is a vital ingredient include:

  • Ceramic binders
  • Dry toners
  • Wood coatings
  • Wash primers
  • Composite fiber binders
  • Structural adhesives
  • Other diverse uses

Product data sheets All files in pdf format, approx size 65kb.

Butvar B-72: Butvar B-72 is formulated into many applications including: Binders and Structural Adhesives, Coatings for Wood or Metal Substrates, Structural Composites and Laminates.

Butvar B-74: Butvar B-74 is formulated into many applications including: Binders and Structural Adhesives and Wire Enamel Overcoats.

Butvar B-76: The broad solubility range of Butvar B-76 allows it to be formulated into many applications including: Binders for Inks, Toners, and Reprographic Coatings, Coatings for Wood, Metal or Plastic Substrates, Ceramic and Metal Oxide Binders.

Butvar B-79: The broad solubility range of Butvar B-79 allows it to be formulated into many applications including: Ceramic and Metal Oxide Binders, Coatings for Wood, Metal or Plastic Substrates, Higher Solids Lower VOC Systems.

Butvar B-90: Butvar B-90 is formulated into many applications including: Wash Primers and General Metal or Wood Coatings, Binders for Adhesives and Structural Composites, Binders for Inks and Toners.

Butvar B-98: Butvar B-98 is formulated into many applications including: Coatings for Wood, Metal or Plastic Substrates, Binders for Ceramics and Structural Composites, Binders for Inks and Toners.

Characteristics of Butvar Resin

Butvar resins
PRODUCT
  • Polyvinyl butyral resin
FUNCTION
  • Versatile film forming resin with binding efficiency and crosslink capability
GRADES
  • Six types differentiated by molecular weight and hydroxyl content
FORM
  • White powder
PACKAGING
  • Provided in fiber drums or bags
PROPERTIES
  • Provides combination of excellent toughness, flexibility and adhesion with optical clarity
MARKET APPLICATIONS
  • Structural adhesives, composites and PC boards
  • Ceramic/metal binders, (green strength)
  • Inks, toners, imaging and reprographics
  • Wash primers and wood, metal coatings, wire enamel overcoats

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Butvar MSDS

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