Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), is the copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate. The weight percent of vinyl acetate usually varies from 10 to 40%, with the remainder being ethylene. The EVA copolymer is referred to as thermoplastic ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer and is a thermoplastic elastomer material. It is not vulcanized but has some of the properties of a rubber or of plasticized polyvinyl chloride particularly at the higher end of the range.
As raw material in hot melt adhesive
As texture builder
As a clinginess-enhancing additive
As latex paint binder