Return to site

 What is cellulose ether?

 cellulose ether, HPMC, HEC, CMC,MHEC

The cellulose ether is a polymer compound having an ether structure made of cellulose, and each glucosyl ring in the cellulose macromolecule contains three hydroxyl groups, a primary hydroxyl group on the sixth carbon atom, and a second or three carbon atoms. The secondary hydroxyl group, the hydrogen in the hydroxyl group is substituted with a hydrocarbon group to form a cellulose ether derivative. After etherification, cellulose can dissolve in water, dilute alkali solution and organic solvent, and has thermoplasticity.  For more than 60 years, these products have played a significant role in a host of applications, from construction products, ceramics, and paints to foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.

broken image

For construction products, cellulose ether acts as thickener, binder, film former, and water-retention agent. It also functions as suspension aid, surfactant, lubricant, protective colloid, and emulsifiers. In addition, aqueous solutions of certain cellulose ethers thermally gel, a unique property that plays a key role in a variety of applications. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose(HPMC), methyl hydroxyethyl cellulose(MHEC), carboxy methyl cellulose (CMC), hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC), either alone or in combination are among the most widely used cellulose ether in mortar formulations.

The properties of cellulose ether:

  • water retention
  • Binding power
  • Wide viscosity range
  • Low toxicity and environmentally-friendly
  • Outstanding tolerance to dissolved inorganic salts

Celotech is a specialized enterprise on researching, developing, producing and promoting of cellulose, including HPMC,MHEC,CMC and HEC,etc. Celotech serves customers in lots of countries and several industries, including construction, paint, pharmaceutical, food, personal care and other special industries.The sales and marketing team of Celotech is located in Suzhou,China.The production base is located in Shandong,China. Celotech is producing and offering high quality, stable quality products by well-designed production line. For further information,please link our company website:  or contact us by email