MHEC chemical-Industrial Grade Methyl Hydroxyethyl Cellulose MHEC powder for Building Material
Methyl hydroxyethyl cellulose (MHEC) is a white, odorless powder. CAS NO: 9032-42-2. Hydroxyethyl methyl cellulose (HEMC) can thicken, suspend, agglutinate, float, and provide protective colloid, for this reason, it is mainly used as an adhesive, thickener, and emulsifying additive. Hydroxyethyl methylcellulose is a high-efficiency water retention agent because its aqueous solution has good hydrophilicity. MHEC has a good anti-mildew ability because it contains hydroxyethyl groups. It has good viscosity stability and anti-mildew degeneration during long-term storage. Sleochem MHEC has a good performance in coatings and building materials. It has stronger water retention than methylcellulose, stronger viscosity stability, mildew resistance, and dispersion than hydroxyethyl cellulose.
SLEOCHEM Methyl Hydroxyethyl Cellulose Uses
Sleochem HEMC is widely used in water-based latex coatings, building construction and building materials, printing inks, oil drilling, etc., it plays the role of thickening and retaining water, improving workability. Used as cement, gypsum, lime gelling agent, water retention agent, is an excellent additive for powder building materials. Used as an additive in toothpaste, cosmetics, detergent, etc. In the pharmaceutical industry, it is used as a hydrophilic gel matrix material, porogen, and coating agent for preparing sustained-release preparations. It can also be used as a thickening, suspending, dispersing, binding, emulsifying, film-forming, and water-retaining agents in the food processing industry.