Published: March 1983
This report covers the technology and costs of manufacturing three ethylene copolymers: ethylene-vinyl acetate, ethylene-methacrylic acid ionomer, and ethylene-methyl acrylate.
Ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer is produced by a high pressure process similar to that used In the manufacture of LDPB. A design using a tubular reactor system is presented. Ethylene-methacrylic acid ionomer is produced by reacting ethylene and methacrylic acid in a high pressure autoclave. The resulting copolymer Is contacted with either sodium or zinc salts to form the iouomer. Ethylene-methyl acrylate copolymer is produced by a high-pressure autoclave process.
Also presented is a review of the literature concerning ethylene-carbon monoxide copolymers.