Is PVA glue made from the same stuff as Polyvinyl Alcohol?

During a recent introduction to FreeCAD workshop that I teach at The Edge, I got asked an awesome question that actually had me a little stumped: “Is Polyvinyl Alcohol the same as what is in PVA glue?”


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://reprage.com/post/30203370954/is-pva-glue-made-from-the-same-stuff-as-polyvinyl