Research & Development

Polyvinyl Alcohol Material
  • Medical Use PVA

    Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) is a synthetic, biocompatible and toxicologically safe polymer that is exceptionally well suited for a variety of pharmaceutical applications: In tablet coatings, for example, it protects the tablet from environmental humidity, in eye drops it moistens the eye, and in cell fermentation processes Polyvinyl Alcohol prevents bubble rupture to protect cells from shearing. Merck makes it easy to fully exploit the possibilities of Polyvinyl Alcohol


  • An Overview Of PVA Material

    Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) is a vinyl polymer joined by only carbon–carbon linkages. The linkage is the same as those of typical plastics such as polyethylene, polypropylene, and polystyrene, and of water-soluble polymers such as polyacrylamide and polyacrylic acid.


  • Review of the oral toxicity of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)

    Keywords: Polyvinyl alcohol; Poly(vinyl alcohol); Partially hydrolyzed polyvinyl alcohol; PVA; Film coating polymer; Excipient; Vinyl alcohol polymer; Ethenol homopolymer

    ——C.C. DeMerlis*, D.R. Schoneker

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