The use of EipponCell® HEMC LH 400 hydroxyethyl methyl cellulose in cement-based materials and its impact on their physical and mechanical properties. The additive is known for its ability to regulate various properties, such as improving cement mortar workability, water retention, bonding performance, setting time, and flexibility. However, it also comes with a trade-off, as it significantly reduces the compressive strength of cement mortar. This reduction in strength can be attributed to the nature of cement as a cementitious material, where factors like the degree of hydration and the type and quantity of hydration products play crucial roles in determining the overall performance of cement-based materials.

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Specification of HEMC LH 400

Chemical name Hydroxyethyl Methyl Cellulose
Synonym Cellulose ether, 2-hydroxyethyl methyl cellulose, Cellulose, 2-hydroxyethyl methyl ether, Methyl hydroxyethyl cellulose, HEMC, MHEC
CAS number 9032-42-2
Brand EipponCell
Product Grade HEMC LH 400
Solubility Water Soluble Cellulose ether
Physical form White to off-white cellulose powder
Moisture Max.6%
PH 4.0-8.0
Viscosity Brookfield 2% solution 320-480mPa.s
Viscosity NDJ 2% solution 320-480mPa.S
Ash content Max5.0%
Mesh size 99% pass 100mesh
HS code 39123900

Application of HEMC LH 400

The application of EipoonCell® HEMC LH 4000 in self-leveling compound flooring materials and provides insights into the unique characteristics of HEMC. HEMC is a multi-group ether mixed with methoxy and hydroxyethoxy, with the significant advantage of not having a gel point with temperature changes, unlike other cellulose ethers like HPC and MC. Although HEMC does have a gel point, it occurs at a relatively high temperature, and increasing the content of hydroxyethoxy shifts the gel point to even higher temperatures. This property makes it beneficial in mixed mortar applications, as it helps to delay the cement paste setting at high temperatures. Moreover, HEMC demonstrates superior performance in various industries, including food, paint, and medical dressing.

The current production of HEMC in domestic markets faces challenges due to small-scale manufacturing, leading to fluctuations in product quality and a lack of standardization. However, the potential for optimizing the preparation process of HEMC and achieving quantitative manufacturing holds significant promise for improving the consistency and quality of the product. This optimization could drive widespread adoption in various industries, benefiting from the unique properties and benefits of HEMC.

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