Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC)

Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC)

CAS:9004-62-0

Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC) is nonionic water-soluble cellulose ether, used as thickener, protective colloid, water retention agent and rheology modifier in different applications like water-based paints, building materials, oil field chemicals and personal care products.

Typical Properties

AppearanceWhite to off-white powder
Particle size98% pass 100 mesh
Molar substituting on degree (MS)1.8~2.5
Residue on ignition (%)≤0.5
pH value5.0~8.0
Moisture (%)≤5.0

Popular Grades

Typical grade

Bio-grade

Viscosity

(NDJ, mPa.s, 2%)

Viscosity

 (Brookfield, mPa.s, 1%)

Viscosity set

HEC YB300

HEC 300B

240-360

LV.30rpm sp2

HEC YB6000

HEC 6000B

4800-7200

RV.20rpm sp5

HEC YB30000

HEC 30000B

24000-36000

1500-2500

RV.20rpm sp6

HEC YB60000

HEC 60000B

48000-72000

2400-3600

RV.20rpm sp6

HEC YB100000

HEC 100000B

80000-120000

4000-6000

RV.20rpm sp6

HEC YB150000

HEC 150000B

120000-180000

7000min

RV.12rpm sp6

Application

Types of Uses

Specific Applications

Properties Utilized

Adhesives

Wallpaper adhesives
latex adhesives
Plywood adhesives

Thickening and lubricity
Thickening and water-binding
Thickening and solids holdout

Binders

Welding rods
Ceramic glaze
Foundry cores

Water-binding and extrusion aid
Water-binding and green strength
Water-binding

Paints

latex paint
Texture paint

Thickening and protective colloid
Water-binding

Cosmetics&detergent

Hair conditioners
Toothpaste
liquid soaps and bubble bath Hand creams and lotions

Thickening
Thickening
Stabilizing
Thickening and stabilizing

 

 

Packaging:

HEC Product is packed in three layer paper bag with inner polyethylene bag reinforced , net weight is 25kg per bag.

Storage:

Keep it in cool dry warehouse,away from moisture, sun,fire,rain.