Carboxy Methyl Cellulose(CMC)

Carboxy Methyl Cellulose(CMC)

CAS: 9004-32-4

Carboxy Methyl Cellulose(CMC) is also named as Sodium Carboxy Methyl Cellulose,is easy soluble in both cold and hot water. It provides good properties of thickening, water retention, film-forming, rheology and lubricity, which enable CMC cover a wind range of applications like food, personal care products, industrial paints, ceramics, oil drilling, building materials etc.

Typical Properties

AppearanceWhite to off-white powder
Particle size95% pass 80 mesh
Degree of substitution0.7-1.5
PH value6.0~8.5
Purity (%)92min, 97min, 99.5min

Popular Grades

Application Typical grade Viscosity (Brookfield, LV, 2%Solu) Viscosity (Brookfield LV, mPa.s, 1%Solu) Dgree of Substitution Purity
For Paint CMC FP5000   5000-6000 0.75-0.90 97%min
CMC FP6000   6000-7000 0.75-0.90 97%min
CMC FP7000   7000-7500 0.75-0.90 97%min

For Pharma


CMC FM1000 500-1500   0.75-0.90 99.5%min
CMC FM2000 1500-2500   0.75-0.90 99.5%min
CMC FG3000   2500-5000 0.75-0.90 99.5%min
CMC FG5000   5000-6000 0.75-0.90 99.5%min
CMC FG6000   6000-7000 0.75-0.90 99.5%min
CMC FG7000   7000-7500 0.75-0.90 99.5%min
For detergent CMC FD7   6-50 0.45-0.55 55%min
For Toothpaste CMC TP1000   1000-2000 0.95min 99.5%min
For Ceramic CMC FC1200 1200-1300   0.8-1.0 92%min
For oil field CMC LV   70max 0.9min  
CMC HV   2000max 0.9min


Types of UsesSpecific ApplicationsProperties Utilized
Paintlatex paintThickening and Water-binding
FoodIce cream
Bakery products
Thickening and stabilizing
Oil drillingDrilling Fluids
Completion Fluids
Thickening, water retention
Thickening, water retention


Packing: CMC 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.

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