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METHOCEL™ F4M is a Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) thickener. At addition levels of 2 to 3%, it yields a viscosity of 4,000 cP. It is widely used in ceramics processing, coatings, adhesives, and chemical processing.


50lb Bag



Product Overview

METHOCEL™ F4M is a water-soluble polymer derived from cellulose. Methocel products are used as thickeners, binders, water retention aids, and also function as suspension aids, surfactants, lubricity aids, and emulsifiers. Since various properties are present in a formulation, METHOCEL™ is an economical preferred choice versus other polymers.

Product Specifications

Methoxyl: 27.0 - 30.0%
Hydroxypropoxyl: 4.0 - 7.5%
Viscosity, 2% in water @20°C: 3,500 - 5,600 cP
Primary Chemistry: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC)

Features & Benefits

Yielding optimum performance at a lower concentration
Can be added directly to aqueous systems
No ionic charge
pH stable
Thermal gelation
Gels goes back into solution upon cooling


METHOCEL™ F4M can be used in industrial applications such as ceramic, coatings and inks. Learn more about METHOCEL™ F4M 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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