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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.


55.1lb Bag



Product Overview

METHOCEL™ is a hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) thickener. It is a water-soluble, high-purity, non-ionic cellulose ether. METHOCEL™ 311 powder yields viscosity of 120,000 cP at low addition levels and has the highest substitution. It is designed for combined water/organic solvent systems. 311 is recommended for paint remover formulations to increase the contact time of the remover on the application surface.

Product Specifications

Methoxyl: 22.0 - 27.0%
Hydroxypropoxyl: 25.0 - 32.0%
Viscosity, Brookfield RVT, Spindle No. 4 @ 20rpm, 1% in Methylene Chloride, @20°C: 7,500 mPa.s
Primary Chemistry: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC)

Features & Benefits

Can be added directly to any solvent or solvent blend
Reduced drip and solvent evaporation rate


METHOCEL™ 311 is ideal for paint strippers, coating removers, and gelled fuel applications. Learn more about the product 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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