325 – Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA, PEVA)

Temperature Range:

Low Temp:           -70°C (-94°F) Brittle -80°C (-112°F)

High Temp:          76°C (169°F) intermittent 101°C (214°F)



Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), also known as poly(ethylene-vinyl acetate) (PEVA), is the copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate. The weight percent vinyl acetate usually varies from 10 to 40%, with the remainder being ethylene.

It is a polymer that approaches elastomeric ("rubber-like") materials in softness and flexibility. This is distinct from a thermoplastic, in that the material is cross-linking, ergo difficult to recycle. The material has good clarity and gloss, low-temperature toughness, stress-crack resistance, hot-melt adhesive waterproof properties, and resistance to UV radiation. EVA has a distinctive vinegar-like odour and is competitive with rubber and vinyl products in many electrical applications.



EVA/PEVA can be typically used in Suckers, Gum shields, Barrel Bungs, Ice Cube Trays, Carrier bag handles, and Flexible tubing.


Types of grade available

Injection moulding


VA – 2% up to 50%

Cross linked and expanded grades are available for cellular moulding applications


EMI ReferenceSpecificationShore SGTensile Strength (MPa)Elongation at Break %Colour
325 – EVA731Good Commercial73°0.9614950
325 – EVA801Good Commercial80°0.959.3800
325 – EVA851Good Commercial85°0.9515750
325 – EVA901Good Commercial90°0.9418700
325 – EVA951Good Commercial95°0.9315600
325 – EVA981Good Commercial98°0.9319650

Full data sheets for all grades are available on request.

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