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Functional Role of Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC) in Latex Paints

Latex paints, HEC

Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) can be used in the latex paints. It’s main function is thickening, to make the paint achieve the desired storage and viscosity for construction, without severe delamination during storage or dripping and sagging phenomena during use. Due to the strong water absorption capability, when added to the emulsion, it can immediately absorb a large amount of water, make the volume of itself substantially expand, significantly increase the viscosity of the latex and thus achieve thickening purposes. HEC also proves to be better than HPMC and HEMC because it enhances the mechanical properties and improves its durability through effective storage stability.

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Celopro HEC Products for Latex Paints

Celotech is a trademark for Celopro’s cellulose products and derivatives. Celopro HEC has long been recognized as an outstanding thickener for both interior and exterior latex paints.Our Celopro HEC products are recommended for use in latex paint with the following properties:

  • Water soluble
  • Anti-sagging properties
  • High thickening efficiency
  • Batch to batch uniformity
  • Good brush and roller application
  • Excellent color development and color acceptance
  • Compatibility with a broad range of paint ingredients

Celotech Co.Ltd is a leading cellulose manufacturer&supplier in China, if you are interested in our products, please send us email: or link our company website: