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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.


50lb Bag



Product Overview

METHOCEL™ is a hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) thickener. It is a water-soluble, high-purity, non-ionic cellulose ether. METHOCEL™ 240 yields a high viscosity of 40,000 cP at low addition levels. 

Product Specifications

Methoxyl: 27.0 - 30.0%
Hydroxypropoxyl: 4.0 - 7.5%
Sodium Chloride: Max 1.5%
Viscosity, 2% in water, @20degC, calculated: 30000 - 50000 cP
Primary Chemistry: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC)

Features & Benefits

Reduce friction and provide lubricity for high solid applications
Superior binder for ceramics and high solid applications
Gel forming polymer that provides semi-firm gel texture
Able to revert back to liquid form when cooling down


METHOCEL™ 240 is suitable for ceramic extrusion and high solid applications. Learn more about METHOCEL™ 240 applications and functionality on DuPont Cellulosics dedicated website. Click Here!

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METHOCEL™ Water-Soluble Cellulose Ethers

METHOCEL™ cellulose ethers are water-soluble polymers derived from cellulose. They are used as thickeners, binders, film-formers and water-retention agents for a broad range of products.  They also function as suspension aids, protective colloids and emulsifiers.

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