Data Sheet :
Poly (vinyl alcohol) is a water-soluble synthetic polymer. It is used in papermaking, textiles, and a variety of coatings. It is colorless (white) and odorless. It is sometimes supplied as beads or as solutions in water.
Polyvinyl Alcohol is used in a variety of medical applications because of its biocompatibility, low tendency for protein adhesion, and low toxicity. Specific uses include cartilage replacements, contact lenses, and eye drops. Polyvinyl alcohol is used as an aid in suspension polymerizations. Another application is photographic film.