RayBond 440

Crosslinking Polyvinyl Acetate Homopolymer

RayBond 440 is a crosslinking polyvinyl acetate emulsion that can be used as a base polymer for formulating both Type I and Type II wood adhesives.  Formulated wood adhesives made with RayBond 440 can be used for RF gluing as well as hot and cold press applications.

Key Features

Crosslinking polymer capable of meeting ANSI/HPVA Type I water resistance.

Suitable for formulation of adhesives for: ​

  • Finger Jointing
  • RF Edge Gluing
  • Edge Gluing (cold)
  • Panel-to-Frame (Windows & Doors)
  • General Assembly
  • HPL to Particleboard
  • Paper/Packaging
RayBond 440 Typical Physical Properties
Polymer Type Crosslinking Polyvinyl Acetate
Weight Solids 51%
Viscosity (Brookfield Model RVT) 4,500 cps (#5/50 rpm)
pH 4.5
Min. Use Temp 60°F
Tg (MDSC) 41°C
MFFT (ASTM D-2354) 15°C
Particle size (Mean) 1.8 microns
Surfactant charge Nonionic
Weight per gallon 9.1 lbs/gal
Freeze thaw stability Do Not Freeze
RayBond 440 Typical Performance Properties
ANSI/HPVA HP-1-1994 Type I
NWWDA I.S. 1-A-97 Type I
ASTM D5751-95 Dry use
ASTM D5751-95 Dry use
ASTM D5572-94 Dry Use
ASTM D4317-94 Type I

If any product is defective in workmanship or materials, Specialty Polymers, Inc. will replace the product. The information contained in this Technical Bulletin is intended to be a guideline. It is offered in good faith, but without guarantee. We recommend users of the product perform their own testing to determine the suitability of the product in their application.