MHEC Hydroxyethyl Methyl Cellulose

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Hydroxyethyl Methyl Cellulose (MHEC) are water soluble nonionic cellulose ethers, which are offered as free flowing powder or in granular form cellulose.

Hydroxyethyl Methyl Cellulose(MHEC) is made from highly pure cotton-cellulose by reaction of etherification under alkaline conditions without any organs of animals, fat and other bioactive constituents.MHEC appears to be white powder and is odorless and tasteless. It is featured by hygroscopicity and hardly soluble in hot water, acetone, ethanol and toluene. In cold water MHEC will swell into colloidal solution and its solybility is not influenced by PH value.Similar to methyl cellulose while being added to Hdroxyethyl groups. MHEC is more resistant to saline, easily soluble in water and has higher gel temperature.

MHEC is also known as HEMC, Methyl Hydroxyethyl Cellulose ,which can be used as high efficient water retention agent, stabilizer, adhesives and film-forming agent in construction, tile adhesives,cement and gypsum based plasters,liquid detergent ,and many other applications.

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Hydroxyethyl Methyl Cellulose (MHEC) is also named as HEMC, used as high efficient water retention agent, stabilizer, adhesives and film-forming agent in kinds of building materials.

1. Chemical Specification

Appearance White to off-white powder
Particle size   98% through 100 mesh
Moisture (%) ≤5.0
PH value 5.0-8.0
Ash content(%) ≤5.0

2. Products Grades    

Product grade Viscosity(NDJ, mPa.s, 2%) Viscosity(Brookfield, mPa.s, 2%)
MHEC ME400 320-480 320-480
MHEC ME6000 4800-7200 4800-7200
MHEC ME60000 48000-72000 24000-36000
MHEC ME100000 80000-120000 40000-55000
MHEC ME150000 120000-180000 55000-65000
MHEC ME200000 160000-240000 Min70000
MHEC ME60000S 48000-72000 24000-36000
MHEC ME100000S 80000-120000 40000-55000
MHEC ME150000S 120000-180000 55000-65000
MHEC ME200000S 160000-240000 70000-80000

3.Application Field

1)Tile Adhesives

·Enable tile adhesive a longer open time.

·Improve workability without sticking trowel.

·Increase sag-resistance and wettability.

2)Cement/Gypsum-based plaster

·Improved water retention rate.

·Excellent workability and high coating rate

·Enhanced anti-slip and anti-sagging

·Improved heat resistance

3)Self-leveling compound

·Prevent the slurry from settling and bleeding

·Improve water retention property

·Reduce mortar shrinkage

·Avoid cracks

4)Wall Putty/Skim Coat

·Improve the water retention of putty powder, increase the workable duration in the open air and improve the workable compatibility.

· Improve the waterproofing and permeability of putty powder.

·Improve the adhesion and mechanical properties of the putty powder.

5)Latex paint

·Good thickening effect, providing excellent coating performance and improving the scrub resistance of the coating.

·Good compatibility with polymer emulsions, various additives, pigments, and fillers, etc.

·Excellent workability and improved spattering resistance.

·Good water retention, hiding power and film formation of the coating material is enhanced.

·Good rheological properties, dispersion and solubility.

6)Laundry Detergent

·High light transmittance

·Delayed solubility for viscosity control

·Fast cold water dispersion

·Good emulsification

·Significant thickening effect

·Security and stability



25kg paper bags inner with PE bags.

20’FCL: 12Ton with palletized, 13.5Ton without palletized.

40’FCL: 24Ton with palletized, 28Ton without palletized.

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