Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
Hot melt adhesives, hot glue sticks, top of the line soccer cleats. Used as a clinginess-enhancing additive in plastic wraps.Used in biomedical engineering applications as a drug delivery device. EVA foam is used as padding in equipment for various sports such as ski boots, bicycle saddles, hockey pads, boxing and mixed martial arts gloves and helmets, wakeboard boots, waterski boots, fishing rods and fishing reel handles. It is typically used as a shock absorber in sports shoes, for example. It is used for the manufacture of floats for commercial fishing gear such as purse seine (seine fishing) and gillnets.
In addition, because of its buoyancy, EVA has made its way into non-traditional products such as floating eyewear.EVA slippers and sandals are currently very popular because of their properties like light weight,easy to mold, odorless, glossy finish, and
cheaper compared to natural rubber. In fishing rods, it is used to construct handles on the rod-butt end. EVA can be used as a substitute for cork in many applications.EVA is used in orthotics, fire safe cigarettes (FSC), surfboard and skimboard traction pads, and for the manufacturingof some artificial flowers. It is used as a cold flow improver for
diesel fuel and a separater in HEPA filters. It is
also used for impregnation of leather. Additional uses are in the makingof nicotine transdermal patches since the copolymer binds well with other agents to form gel like substances. EVA is also sometimes used for
making body bags.
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