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30% Vinyl Acetate EVA

30% VA EVA is a grade of EVA. The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare 30% VA EVA to: ethylene copolymers (top), all thermoplastics (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

0.015 GPa 0.0022 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

800 %

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

3.0 MPa 0.44 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Maximum Temperature: Decomposition

450 °C 840 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

55 °C 130 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

1400 J/kg-K 0.33 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

0.34 W/m-K 0.2 BTU/h-ft-°F

Vicat Softening Temperature

45 °C 110 °F

Other Material Properties


1.0 g/cm3 60 lb/ft3

Dielectric Constant (Relative Permittivity) At 1 Hz


Dielectric Strength (Breakdown Potential)

21 kV/mm 0.82 V/mil

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

0.0087 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

8.6 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

0.87 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

4.8 points

Thermal Diffusivity

0.25 mm2/s

Followup Questions

Further Reading

Handbook of Vinyl Formulating, 2nd ed., Richard F. Grossman (editor), 2008

SPI Plastics Engineering Handbook of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc., 5th ed., Michael L. Berins (editor), 2000

Modern Plastics Handbook, Charles A. Harper (editor), 1999

Plastics Materials, 7th ed., J. A. Brydson, 1999

CRC Materials Science and Engineering Handbook, 4th ed., James F. Shackelford et al. (editors), 2015