METHOCEL™ E15 Industrial LV

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METHOCEL™ E15 Industrial LV is a low molecular weight hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) thickener. It yields a viscosity of ~15 cP at 2% in water.
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Product Overview
METHOCEL™ E15 Industrial LV is water-soluble HPMC polymer with moderate hydroxypropyl substitution (10%) and high methoxy content (29%). The hydroxypropyl content gives METHOCEL™ E15 Industrial LV compatibility with some organic solvents. It is often used as a thickener or binder in water based and water / solvent blend formulations where a thixotropic rheology is desired. METHOCEL™ E15 Industrial LV has outstanding pH stability in both acidic and alkaline systems making it an ideal thickener for cleaning products. Solutions containing METHOCEL™ E15 Industrial LV will reversibly gel at temperatures above 64°C providing a dramatic increase in green strength for ceramic and adhesive applications.
Product Specifications
Methoxyl: 28 - 30%
Viscosity, 2% in Water, @ 20°C: 12 - 18 cP
Hydroxypropoxyl: 7.0 - 12.0%
Features & Benefits
Forms a semi firm gel texture
Reversibly gels at temperatures above 64°C
Outstanding pH stability (2-13)
Thixotropic (shear thinning) rheology
Problems Solved
Increases in viscosity due to the use of high molecular weight rheology modifiers
Unstable rheology at high temperatures and extreme pH
Applications
Rheology modifier for coatings and adhesives
Binder for ceramics
Thickener and suspension aid for cleaners