Ethylene Methyl Acrylate Copolymer (EMA)

Alternative and trade names
Elvaloy®, Optema™
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Description

The most thermally stable of all high-pressure PE copolymers, ethyl methyl acrylate (EMA) copolymers can be processed by extrusion coating lamination, blown/cast monolayer and coextruded films, injection molding, sheet or profile extrusion, blow molding and foam extrusion. It produces soft, elastic film (under 1.0 mil thick) with good handling characteristics and without the need for additives and increases impact strength or lowers the modulus in alloys, blends or compounds

This material data has been provided by M-Base.

All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
Equivalent standards are similar to one or more standards provided by the supplier. Some equivalent standards may be stricter whereas others may be outside the bounds of the original standard.

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Properties

General

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Density

0.925 - 1.0 g/cm³

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Mechanical

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Elongation

500.0 - 900.0 %

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Tensile strength

5.0 - 15.0 MPa

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at 500-900% strain

Thermal

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Melting point

70.0 - 100.0 °C

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Optical

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Transparency

no

Technological properties

Property
Application areas

Impact modifier, upholstery films, hospital drapes

Processing methods

Injection molding, extrusion, coating, foaming