Capacity and demand of hydroxyethyl cellulose(HEC)

Product profile:

Hydroxyethyl cellulose (referred to as hydroxyethyl cellulose) is an important hydroxyalkyl cellulose. Which was successfully prepared by Hubert in 1920. Which is the largest and rapidly developed one only in CMC and HPMC. It is a white, odorless, tasteless, powdery or granular solid substance.

World Capacity and demand situation:

At present, the world’s large hydroxyethyl cellulose production companies are concentrated in foreign countries. Among which the American Hercules, Dow and other companies have the strongest production capacity. Followed by the UK, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany and Russia.

China’s production capacity and demand situation:

China began in 1977 by Wuxi chemical research institute, Harbin chemical plant for development and production. Over the years with the development of non-ionic ether industry and sound market. Some cellulose manufacturers have launched their own hydroxyeyl cellulose products,. Now production and trial production enterprises have Luzhou northern cellulose, Hubei xiangtai, Wuxi sanyou, yixing macro bo, Yangzhou, Shandong silver warbler, etc.

At present, the domestic hydroxyethyl cellulose statistical capacity of 13000 tons. Not in the real sense of hydroxythyl cellulose, mainly facing the three line market. Domestic pure hydroxyeyl cellulose production is less than 3000T / year. The current domestic market capacity of 10000 tons / year, more than 70% rely on imports or provided by foreign.

Foreign manufacturers mainly include long, Dow, Klein, Aksu Nobel;

Domestic hydroxyeethyl cellulose products manufacturers mainly northern cellulose.

Shandong Eagle, Yixing Hongbo, Wuxi Sanyou, Hubei Xiangtai, Yangzhou Zhiwei, etc.

And more than 70% of the market share is occupied by foreign products, domestic products are mainly in the low-end coatings, daily chemical market, petroleum additives market and part of the textile, resin, ink market.

There is an obvious quality gap between domestic and foreign products. In the coating and daily chemical industry. The first and second line customers will also use domestic products with foreign products, to reduce risks.


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