METHOCEL™ Cellulose Ethers


METHOCEL™ cellulose ethers are water-soluble polymers derived from cellulose and they include Methyl Cellulose and Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC or hypromellose).  METHOCEL™ Methylcellulose and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose polymers are produced when alkali cellulose is treated with methyl chloride and propylene oxide. The resulting cellulose ethers are water-soluble and a unique thermal gelation property.

METHOCEL™ polymers are used as thickeners, binders, rheology modifiers, film-formers and water-retention agents for a broad range of products. METHOCEL™ also functions as a suspension aid, protective colloid and emulsifier.

METHOCEL™ grades vary mainly in degree of substitution and molecular weight.  The viscosity of solutions of METHOCEL™ depends on the molecular weight of the polymer and the addition rate, whereas the solubility of the METHOCEL™ is dependent on the degree of substitution.  For more information about METHOCEL™ please select one of the available grades below.

ChemPoint is an approved supplier of METHOCEL™ in industrial applications, providing dedicated marketing, sales, order fulfillment, and technical support for customers located in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Western Europe.  Food grade and premium grades with USP approvals are also available.  For more information about approved applications please contact one of our product specialists.   

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