Methyl Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (MHEC/HEMC)

  • Product Name: Methyl Hydroxyethyl Cellulose
  • Appearance: White powder
  • PH Value: 4.0-8.0
  • CAS No.: 9032-42-2
  • HS Code: 3912390000
  • Fineness(mesh): 80-100
  • Viscosity(mpa.s): 5-200000


Methyl Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (MHEC) is a non-ionic cellulose ether that widely used in construction materials. It could be dissolved in hot or cold water to form a transparent solution with a particular viscosity. The properties of methyl hydroxyethyl cellulose and methylcellulose are similar, but the presence of hydroxyethyl makes MHEC cellulose more soluble in water, the solution is more compatible with salt and has a higher aggregation temperature.

Item HEMC
Methoxy content(%) 22.0-32.0
Gel temperature(℃) 70-90
Water(%) ≤ 5.0
Ash(Wt%) ≤ 3.0
Loss on drying(WT%) ≤ 5.0
Residue(WT%) ≤ 5.0
PH value (1%,25℃) 4.0-8.0
Viscosity(2%, 20℃, mpa.s) 5-200000,can also be specified according to customer needs
Viscosity Specifications
Low viscosity (mpa.s) 4000 3500-5600
12000 10000-14000
High viscosity (mpa.s) 20000 18000-22000
40000 35000-55000
75000 70000-85000
Very High viscosity (mpa.s) 100000 90000-120000
150000 130000-180000
200000 180000-230000

Methyl Hydroxyethyl Cellulose Uses

MHEC cellulose powder is widely used in the building industry. For example, it can be used in tile adhesive, joint filler, self-leveling mortar, plaster, skim coat, paint and coatings, etc. As a non-ionic cellulose ether, HMEC powder has a good stabilization and thickening effect in paint, which can make the paint produce good wear resistance. The lubricity of MHEC cellulose can greatly improve the mortar workability (such as improve the bond strength of mortar, reduce water absorption, and enhance anti-sag of mortar), which is helpful for improving work efficiency.

Except for the construction industry, methyl hydroxyethyl cellulose is also used in the food industry, daily chemicals, and other fields. In the food industry, HEMC cellulose is used as adhesion, emulsification, film formation, thickening, suspending, dispersing, water retention agents, etc. In daily chemicals, it is used as an additive for toothpaste, cosmetics, and detergent.

Kingsun – Your Best Choice

As a leading cellulose ether manufacturer and exporter in China, Kingsun company has been committed to the production and sales of MHEC cellulose for many years. After many years of development, Kingsun has established many automatic production lines. We can guarantee the timely delivery of our cellulose ether.

Kingsun always provides good quality products to our customers. Our products have been exported to many countries and regions. If you are looking for Methyl Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (MHEC) for your business, just contact us to get a free quote now.

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