METHOCEL™ E5 Premium LV a low molecular weight hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) thickener. It yields a viscosity of ~5 cP at 2% addition in water.
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Product Overview
METHOCEL™ E5 Premium LV is a water-soluble HPMC polymer with moderate hydroxypropyl substitution and high methoxy content. This premium grade can be used in industrial applications that require pharmaceutical grade material. METHOCEL™ E5 Premium is an excellent thixotropic rheology modifier for applications requiring low viscosity. METHOCEL™ E5 Premium is great binder and should be used in ceramic isostatic pressing applications to improve green strength.
Product Specifications
Viscosity, 2% in water @20°C: 4.0 - 6.0 cP
Methoxyl: 28.0 - 30.0%
Hydroxypropoxyl: 7.0 - 12.0%
Loss on Drying: 5.0% Max
Residue on Ignition: 1.5% Max
pH, 2% in water: 5.0 - 8.0
Primary Chemistry: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC)
Features & Benefits
Compliant with US, JP, EUR Pharmacopeia
U.S. FDA Gras
Water Soluble
pH Stable (2-13)
Gelling agent
Excellent binder
Rheology control
Problems Solved
Loose packing of dry, semi-dry, and isostatic pressing of ceramic powders
Unpredictable green density of pressed ceramics
Reject ceramics due to warpage, distortion, or cracking
This grade can be used in industrial applications such as ceramics, coatings and inks. Learn more about METHOCEL™ E5 Premium LV applications and functionality on our Cellulosics dedicated website. Click Here!