A-C® 540A

Ethylene acrylic acid (EAA) copolymer in a powdered form, with an acrylic acid (AA) content of 5%, for use in adhesives to promote adhesion to various substrates. It is also used in aqueous floor polishes to provide drag (raising the coefficient of friction) thereby controlling the final coefficient of friction. Its acid number of 40 aids emulsification. Also used in solvent borne coatings to control rheology and provide metallic flake orientation. Used extensively in automotive basecoats. Is a dispersing agent for color masterbatch in engineering resins. Excellent external lubricant for polyamide compounds.


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Product Form and Size

  • Product FormPowder
  • Product FamilyEAA copolymer

Regulatory Approvals

  • Plastic Pipe Institute/NSF*No
  • FDA Indirect Approvals*Yes
  • FDA Direct Food Additives Approvals*No

Related TDS/SDS

Typical Uses

  • PlasticsAtomized| Decreases Die Pressure| Lowers Melt Temperature

Typical Properties

  • Hardness, dmm (ASTM D-5)2.0
  • Viscosity @ 140° C575
  • Drop Point, Mettler105°C (221°F)
  • Hide Drop Point, Mettler on details page?No
  • Viscosity575 @ 140°C
  • Density0.93
  • Acid Number40