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VINNOL® H 40/50

VINNOL® H 40/50 is a copolymer composed of approximately 63 wt.% vinyl chloride (VC) and approximately 37 wt.% vinyl acetate (VAc). Its primary application is as a binder for surface coating compounds and printing inks. This thermoplastic binder undergoes physical drying, resulting in the formation of a film as the solvent within the formulation evaporates.

Brand: VINNOL (20 products)

Chemical Family: Vinyls, Vinylics & Vinyl Derivatives

End Uses: Heat Sealing Coating, Lacquers, Solventless & High Solids Coating, Thermal Transfer Ink, Varnishes

Compatible Substrates & Surfaces: Masonry, Wood

Glass Transition Temperature (Tg): 60.0 - 60.0 °C

Features: Abrasion Resistance, Acid Resistance, Alkali Resistance, Good Pigment Wetting, Good Shrinkage Resistance, Good Toughness, Grease Resistant, Improved Flexibility, Improves Adhesion, Oil Resistance, Physical Drying, Strippable

Technical Data Sheet
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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

CASE Ingredients Features
Specific Features
  • VINNOL® H 40/50 is a vinyl acetete-rich VC copolymer. It is therefore especially suitable as a cobinder for formulating flexible VINNOL®-paint and printing ink formulations. It is also highly recommended to reduce the sealing temperature in VINNOL®-based heat sealing lacquers.
  • The solubility in various monomers enables to use VINNOL® H 40/50 as an additive in solvent-free 100% systems to improve adhesion and pigment wetting or to reduce shrinking.
  • VINNOL® H 40/50 also shows a surprisingly good compatibility with ester soluble nitrocellulose resins and can be used for their modification.

Applications & Uses

Application Method
Compatible Polymers & Resins
Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Coating Type
Ink & Toner Type
  • Screen Printing
  • Heat Sealing Coatings
  • Strippable Coatings
  • Gravure Printing
  • Marine & Protective Coatings
  • Pad Printing
  • Transfer Printing
  • Industrial Wood Coatings
  • Plastic Coatings
  • Heat-sealable lacquers
  • Printing inks
  • Paper and film coatings
  • Wood varnishes
  • Strippable lacquers
  • Masonry paints
  • Road-marking paints
Application Details


  • VINNOL H 40/50 is generally used in dissolved form.
  • Ketones, in particular, are excellent solvents for VINNOL® surface coating resins. In the case of VINNOL® H 40/50, esters, too, may be used as single solvents. Of the chlorinated hydrocarbons, methylene chloride and 1 ,2-dichloroethane are true solvents. Aromatic hydrocarbons have a swelling effect but may be combined to a limited extent with true solvents up to 50%. Alcohols and aliphatic hydrocarbons do not dissolve VINNOL® H 40/50.
  • VINNOL® H 40/50 is also soluble in various monomers (e.g. styrene, methyl methacrylate, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, 1,6-hexanediol diacrylate and others).
  • VINNOL® H 40/50 can be plasticized with monomeric and polymeric plasticizers, such as phthalates, adipates, sebacates, citrates, phosphates, epoxides and chlorinated paraffins.
  • VINNOL® H 40/50 is fully compatible with all other VINNOL® surface coating resins. It also combines well with many acrylic polymers and ketone resins, ester soluble nitrocellulose as well as with some epoxides. Alkyd resins, polyvinyl acetates and polyvinyl butyrals are in general incompatible with VINNOL® H 40/50. We recommend always checking the compatibility of VINNOL® H 40/50 with the polymer in question.
  • VINNOL® H 40/50 shows good compatibility with pigments routinely used in the coatings industry. Care must be taken when using pigments containing zinc or cadmium because these catalyze the decomposition of VC copolymers at elevated temperatures. The same applies to iron-oxide pigments.
  • Despite good inherent stability, it is necessary for some applications to stabilize coatings based on VINNOL® H 40/50 against heat and/or UV light. Epoxy compounds often suffice to stabilize these coatings against low thermal impact. Where higher temperatures are involved, it is advisable to use calcium/zinc or organotin stabilizers. Outdoor applications require the additional use of UV stabilizers along with thermal stabilizers optimized for these conditions.
  • To avoid risk of discoloration, contact with iron should be avoided both during preparation of the solution and during subsequent storage of the product. VINNOL®-based surface-coating resins should be stored in coated containers.


Physical Form
Soluble in
Styrene, Methyl methacrylate, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, 1,6-hexanediol diacrylate
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Bulk Densityapprox. 750 kg/m³DIN EN ISO 60
Density1.31g/cm³DIN 66137-2
Efflux Time (for 4mm, 20% in MEK)approx. 45 secondsDIN EN ISO 2431
Glass Transition Temperatureapprox. 60 °CDSC (DIN 53765 / ISO 11357-5)
Molecular Weight (Mw)60000 - 80000 g/molSEC, PS-Standard
Particle Sizemax. 1.0 mmSpecific method
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Chlorine Content35.1 - 36.3 wt %Specific method
Dynamic Viscosity (at 20°C, 20% in MEK)45 - 65 mPa·sDIN 53015
K-Value49 - 51-DIN EN ISO 1628-2
Volatile Contentmax. 2.0 wt %Specific method
  • VINNOL® H 40/50 is a thermoplastic, physically drying binder that forms a film when the solvent contained in the formulation has evaporated.
  • Like all VC copolymers, VINNOL® H 40/50 is extremely tough, showing permanent flexibility, abrasion resistance, little tendency to swell in the presence of water and low gas permeability. It is also highly resistant to oil, grease, dilute aqueous acids, alkalis and saline solutions, as well as to aliphatic hydrocarbons, such as white spirit, and alcohols.

Regulatory & Compliance

Certifications & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Country Availability
Packaging Type
Regional Availability
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • North America
  • Oceania
Packaging Information

VINNOL® H 40/50 is packed in 25 kg, coated three-ply paper bags containing a polyethylene liner.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
12 Months
Storage Information

Store VINNOL® H 40/50 under dry conditions and at room temperature (below 25 °C). Under these conditions, the product has a shelf life of at least 12 months, from the delivery date. If the material is kept beyond the recommended shelf life, it is not necessarily unusable, but the user should perform a quality control on the properties relevant to the application.