VINAVIL: An industry-leading company

VINAVIL was founded in 1994 when the MAPEI Group acquired the Vinylacetate Polymers production division of EniChem Synthesis.
The company’s background is based on the long-standing Italian tradition of leading-edge chemical development.

Since 1994 VINAVIL has been progressively investing in all their manufacturing plants, with particular focus on the environment and on the health and safety of their employees. R&D is the company’s jewel in the crown with 3 research facilities coordinated by the center of excellence in Villadossola, Italy.


Products and solutions
for the global market

Following the continuous, ongoing industrial investment program to upgrade and redevelop all Vinavil’s manufacturing plants around the world, the total production capacity of polymers now stands at around 450,000MT/year. The current product portfolio puts the company in a position to supply a vast range of market sectors, such as adhesives; adhesives for paper goods, wood, textiles, construction and specialty applications; paints and coatings industry, such as architectural paints, wood coatings, industrial maintenance and direct-to-metal coatings, and the elastomeric and waterproofing markets; and the food industry, such as chewing gum and cheese coatings

VINAVIL is also a large supplier to our parent company, MAPEI Group, for their specialty polymer needs. 

VINAVIL is everywhere

VINAVIL is a familiar name in Italian daily life. Since the 1950s, VINAVILS’s most well-known product has been the legendary VINAVIL universal adhesive made from polyvinyl acetate contained in the classic red and white bottle.

VINAVIL also offers solutions for more specialized applications, such as solid polymers for the chewing-gum industry and binders for a host of cosmetic products (blusher, mascara, shampoo and hairspray) that have the acronym PVA (polyvinyl acetate) on their label. Not many people know this, but a VINAVIL polymer film is used in the coating on cheese with a hard wax. 

We can find the VINAVIL brand in numerous objects that are around us every day, such as furniture, textilescardboard boxes, books, newspapers, packaging, pressure-sensitive adhesiveswooden frames, abrasive cleaning sponges, varnishes for wood and metal, and paints used to decorate our homes. In addition, VINAVIL polymers are used as components in numerous chemical products for the building industry.

VINAVIL product lines

The world of VINAVIL includes a large variety of products. VINAVIL offers a complete range of polyvinyl acetate and vinyl acetate etylene copolymer emulsions, vinyl acrylic, styrene acrylic, pure acrylics and nanotechnology-based products for various industries. 

VINAVIL’s portfolio of products is in constant evolution, and always with the capacity to meet the most demanding requirements of the market. These lines include binders for water-based paints, dispersions for adhesives, redispersible powders for the building industry, solid polymers for the chewing-gum industry, pearls for specialist applications, vinyl adhesives for the do-it-yourself sector, acrylic copolymers and tailor-made polymers… just to name a few.

Production, engineering
and sales

Starting in 1994, VINAVIL managed to triple production levels in just a few years with only a marginal increase in the production workforce.

A commitment to the field of engineering has been a constant and characteristic feature of VINAVIL’s approach to business. The most advanced production technologies have been adopted by the company, and this strategy has encouraged the consistent growth and improvement of our global manufacturing plants.

Research & Development

Research is at the very heart of the company and provides our customers with the leading-edge technology to help them grow their business. VINAVIL spends 5% of our sales revenue on Research and Development, where 10% of our employees work.
Our R&D Center of Excellence is located in Villadossola, which also coordinates all the work carried out in the research laboratories in Milan and Laval (Canada).  

The best-in-class research equipment used in the VINAVIL laboratories puts our company in a position to continually innovate and constantly improve.   

Health and safety, protecting the
environment and certified quality 

The health and safety of the workforce, protecting the environment and ensuring high quality in our products and services are essential values that form the foundations for VINAVIL’s development strategy.

Safeguarding the health and safety of those who work in and around our manufacturing plants, preventing and reducing the impact of our production processes and products on the environment, and ensuring the quality of the products and services that VINAVIL supplies are important priorities. That means guaranteeing the highest level of commitment and responsibility towards our clients, local communities, local authorities, employees and all stakeholders affected by our operations.

VINAVIL adopts the most advanced technology available to comply with all local and state legislation.

VINAVIL Always growing

Continuing this history, VINAVIL has become not only a market leader in Italy, but also an important player in the international polymer emulsions and solid polymers markets, with manufacturing plants in Italy, as well as in Egypt, the United States and Canada. VINAVIL has also established a worldwide sales network over five continents. We have industry-leading, best-in-class facilities, with three research facilities coordinated by the center of excellence located in Villadossola, Italy.

VINAVIL Heading towards the future

VINAVIL is constantly strengthening its position as market leader on the local market and is undergoing considerable expansion in overseas markets. There is also a long-standing, ongoing collaboration with MAPEI Group on the global market. VINAVIL’s strategy for the next 5 to 10 years is heavily biased towards strengthening and optimizing our focus on Customer Intimacy, to expand even more into the overseas markets where our manufacturing plants are located and to develop alternative technologies and products for niche markets. VINAVIL’s main asset is our growth capacity. Even heavier investments and more intense focus will be dedicated in order to achieve these objectives, using financial resources, research, design, construction, management and marketing capacity, the true heritage of the company. The future is within VINAVIL, the future is within us all.

Registered trademarks

Vinyl dispersions and solid polymers for paints, adhesives and textiles. Powder redispersible polymers for the construction industry.

Vinylacetate-ethylene dispersions for paints, adhesives and textiles.

Vinyl dispersions for paints, adhesives and textiles.

Solid polymers for the food industry.

Acrylic and acrylic-styrene dispersions for the building industry, adhesives and textiles.

Solid vinylacetate/crotonic acid-based homopolymers and copolymers for the LPA (Low Profile Additives) industry.