Ethylene methyl acrylate copolymers (EMA) are produced by reacting ethylene with methyl acrylate. These copolymers combine high filler acceptance, excellent toughness, thermal stability, flexibility, and adhesion across a range of temperatures. Ethylene ethyl acrylate copolymers are used in hose and tube, film, polymer modification, as carrier resins for concentrates, as compatibilizers, in wire and cable compounds, and in hot melt adhesive formulations. In addition, they can be used for tough and flexible injection molded and extruded articles. Ethylene methyl acrylate copolymers offer the highest thermal stability of the ethylene acrylate copolymers.