METHOCEL™ Water-Soluble Cellulose Ethers
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METHOCEL™ Water-Soluble Cellulose Ethers

Key Applications

Thickener, binder, film former and water retention agent for a broad range of industrial applications

Product Description

METHOCEL™ cellulose ethers are water-soluble polymers derived from cellulose.  METHOCEL is used as rheology modifiers, binders, film formers for a variety of industrial applications including adhesives and sealants, coatings, ceramics, gelled fuels, inks, paint stripper, polymerization aid and paper.

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Grades

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METHOCEL™ 240 METHOCEL™ 240 is a HPMC with a low substitution. It is a high viscosity thickener yielding 40,000 cP, and resulting in a semi-firm gel texture. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ 240S METHOCEL™ 240S has the same properties as METHOCEL™ 240, except 240S is surface-treated and can be added directly to an aqueous system to dissolve. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ 311 Powder METHOCEL™ 311 Powder is highly soluble in organic solvent systems. It yields a viscosity of 120,000 cP with properties similar to other HPMC grades. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ 856 Surface treated HPMC thickener which can be added directly to aqueous systems. It yields a viscosity of 75,000 cP. This grade is recommended to use for thickening solvent-based systems. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ A15C Methocel A15C is a methylcellulose thickener. It performs many functions simultaneously including thickening, binding, water retention and film forming. The A15C grade has a viscosity range from 1,200 to 1,800 cP. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ A15LV Methocel A15LV is a low viscosity methylcellulose. With a viscosity from 12 to 18 cP, it is one of the lowest in the Methocel product range. It functions as a rheology modifier in coatings and adhesives. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ A15LV Premium METHOCEL™ A15LV Premium has the same performance properties as METHOCEL™ A15LV, except this premium product has less impurities. It can be used in pharmaceutical applications. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ A4C METHOCEL™ A4C is a low viscosity methylcellulose thickener. It yields a viscosity of 400 cP at low addition levels. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ A4C Premium METHOCEL™ A4C Premium has the same performance as METHOCEL™ A4C, except this premium product is pharmaceutical compliant. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ A4M METHOCEL™ A4M is a methylcellulose and yields a viscosity of 4,000 cP. It is used as thickener, binder, film former, and water-retention agent. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ A4M Premium METHOCEL™ A4M Premium is a pharmaceutical grade methylcellulose with the same performance properties as METHOCEL™ A4M. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ E15 Industrial LV METHOCEL™ E15 Industrial LV is an HPMC with a low viscosity of 15 cP. Solutions of this grade can be made at 10% to 15% concentration. SDS* TDS*
METHOCEL™ E5 Premium LV METHOCEL™ E5 Premium LV is a Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) thickener which yields a very low viscosity of 5 cP. It is a pharmaceutical grade. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ F4M METHOCEL™ F4M is a Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) thickener. At addition levels of 2 to 3% it yields a viscosity of 4,000 cP. It is widely used in ceramics processing, coatings, adhesives and chemical processing. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ F4M Food Grade METHOCEL™ F4M Food Grade has the same characteristics as METHOCEL™ F4M, except its compliance with Food standards. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ F4M Premium METHOCEL™ F4M Premium is a pharmaceutical grade with the same properties as F4M. SDS* TDS*
METHOCEL™ F4M PRG METHOCEL™ F4M PRG is optimized for paint strippers and removers and has similar properties than F4M. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ F50 METHOCEL™ F50 is a low viscosity Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) thickener with a low substitution. It yields viscosity of 50 cPs and forms a semi-firm gel. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ F50 Food Grade METHOCEL™ F50 Food Grade has the same characteristics as F50, this grade is compliant with the main Food standards. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ J12MS METHOCEL™ J12MS is a surface treated HPMC resulting in delayed viscosity build up to 12,000 cPs. It has one of the highest substitution levels. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ J75MS METHOCEL™ J75MS is a Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) thickener with very high substitution. Is has a viscosity range from 60,000 to 75,000 cPs at low addition levels. This grade is surface treated with a slow viscosity build up. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ K100LV METHOCEL™ K100LV is a hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) thickener with low substitution. It has a low viscosity of 100 cP at low addition levels. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ K15M METHOCEL™ K15M is a HPMC thickener with low substitution. It yields a viscosity of 15,000 cP and forms a soft gel texture. This Methocel has the highest gelation Temperature of 70°C-90°C (158°F-194°F). SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ K15M Food Grade METHOCEL™ K15M Food Grade is the same as K15M, but is compliant with international Food standards. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ K15MS METHOCEL™ K15MS is similar to K15M, except it is surface treated for a retarded dissolution. SDS TDS*
METHOCEL™ K4M METHOCEL™ K4M ia a hydroxypropyl ethylcellulose (HPMC) thickener with a low substitution. It has a viscosity of 4,000 cP at low addition levels. SDS TDS*