DBM (Di-n-butylmaleate) & DOM (Dioctyl Maleate) for PVA Coatings

DBM and DOM are key components in the manufacture of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) adhesives and coatings. Because of the structure of their alkyl chains, DBM and DOM increase both flexibility and hydrophobicity in PVA polymers. At Vertellus, both products are made in part from renewable, bio-based raw materials, enabling a more sustainable value chain.

Fossil-based, water-soluble, and biodegradable, PVA is central to a wide range of coating applications. PVA-based systems offer good physical protection combined with high productivity. They are smoother than cellulosic solutions, with lower viscosity and superior adhesion.


PVA Adhesives

DBM and DOM are used as co-monomers in the synthesis of resins for PVA adhesives, a versatile solution that can be applied to a broad range of materials, including tiles, wood, and PVC. These chemicals are typically used to increase flexibility and reduce glass-transition temperature.

Performance Coatings

DBM and DOM can be used as resin components in the production of artificial marble and are also often used as co-monomers for special PVC grades, thanks to the elasticity and flexibility properties they bring.


Typical Properties

Acid Value
Water (K.F.)
Color Number
Assay (GC-Area %)
max. 0.2 mg KOH/g
max. 0.2%
max. 30 APHA
min. 98.0%

Values shown in the above table are typical properties

Application Highlights

Performance Coatings

Increases the shelf-life

PVA Coatings

Helps regulate moisture

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