HPMC is a non-ionic cellulose ether made from natural renewable polymer, such as cotton or wood pulp.
It is an odourless, tasteless and non-toxic white powder, which can be dissolved in cold water to form a transparent viscous solution.
MEICELL® is soluble in some organic and organic-water solvent systems due to the special hydrophobic groups in its molecules, and this provides a special combination of organic solubility and water solubility.
MEICELL® cellulose ethers can stabilize the emulsions by means of reducing surface and inter facial tensions and by thickening the aqueous phase.
MEICELL® increases solution’s viscosity, and improves adhesion performance, and suspension system stability is also increased. Generally, the viscosity is highly related to the molecular weight, chemical type, and concentration of the specific MEICELL® product.
MEICELL® can easily dissolves in cold water. Surface-treated products can be added directly to aqueous systems. This excellent property provides exceptional handling flexibility and control of solubilization rate. Although our MEICELL® untreated MEICELL® products are soluble in cold water, they must be completely dispersed in the water to prevent lumping.
MEICELL® can effectively reduce water loss of its formulations when applied to water absorbing surfaces. And, this is valuable in ceramics, coatings on adsorbent construction substrates, food products, and many other applications.
MEICELL® products anti-fungi and bacterial property provides excellent viscosity stability for long time. Also, they can provide excellent viscosity stability for a long time period.
MEICELL® can form clear, tough and flexible film and provide excellent anti-oils and greases properties. Especially in food applications, this property is often used to retain moisture and prevent oil absorption during cooking.
MEICELL® is compatible with other additives in aqueous solutions and can also create a stable combination when dissolved in water.
MEICELL® is stable in the range of pH 6.0~10.0. However, the solubility can be affected by acid or alkali.
MEICELL® cellulose ethers are normally used as high-performance binders for pigments, paper, tobacco products, pharmaceutical products and foods.
MEICELL® ’s lubricant property improves workability and processing of cement bases and ceramic base extrusions. Also, MEICELL® products can improve pump ability of concrete and spray plasters, such as stucco, and in food applications as lubricity aids in extrusion and other forming processes.
MEICELL® products are often used as surfactants in aqueous solutions to provide emulsification, protective colloid action, and phase stabilization.
MEICELL® products becomes gel form when the temperature goes up to a specific level. The gel returns to its original solution state upon cooling.