Benecel™ Cellulose Ethers
Shampoo; liquid bubble bath concentrate; liquid soap and body wash; hair styling products; skin care lotions and creams
Benecel™ hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) products are high purity, water soluble, non-ionic cellulose ethers designed for use in a broad range of personal care applications such as shampoos, body washes, shower gels, and shaving creams. Benecel HPMC products function as thickeners, lather enhancers, lather stabilizers, water-binders, and film formers, as well as co-suspending and co-emulsifying agents. Benecel™ HPMC is produced from cellulose - an abundant and renewable raw material source.
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