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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.




Product Overview

METHOCEL™ is a hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) thickener. It is a water-soluble, high-purity, non-ionic cellulose ether. METHOCEL™ 856 yields viscosity of 75,000 cP at low addition levels and is a highly substituted HPMC. 

Product Specifications

Methoxyl: 16.5 - 20.0%
Hydroxypropoxyl: 23.0 - 32.0%
Sodium Chloride: max 5%
Viscosity, 2% in water, @20°C, calculated: 60,000 - 90,000 cP

Features & Benefits

Unique combination of organic and water solubility
Ideal thickeners for paint strippers


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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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