Polyvinyl Alcohol BP

Polyvinyl Alcohol is a water-soluble synthetic polymer. It is white colorless and odorless. It is sometimes supplied as beads or as solutions in water.


Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) used as a film coating agent for food supplement. It has various pharma applications also. PVA is widely used in freshwater sport fishing.


Chemical Name: Polyvinyl alcohol
Mol. Formula: (C2H4O) n
CAS No: 9002-89-5


General Specifications 

Test Specification
Characters It occurs as a yellowish-white powder or translucent granules.

Test A

Test B


a.       Infrared Absorption Spectrophotometry

b.       Viscosity

Solubility Soluble in water, slightly soluble in ethanol, practically insoluble in acetone.
Appearance of solution Solution S is clear and not more intensely coloured than reference solution Y7
pH 4.5 to 6.5 for solution S.
Viscosity 85 % to 115 % of the value stated on the label.
Acid value Not more than 3.0
Ester value 90 % to 110 % of the value stated on the label.
Heavy metals Not more than 10 ppm
Loss on drying Not more than 5.0%
Sulfated ash Not more than 1.0%


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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We observe WHO Good manufacturing practice and Good laboratory practice.

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