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METHOCEL™ F4M

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.

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50lb Bag

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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.

Related Technologies: Acrylic Adhesives; Heat Seal Coatings; Hot Melt Adhesives; Pressure Sensitive Adhesives; Solvent-based Coating; Water Based Adhesives; Water-based Coating

Applications

Related Applications:  Architectural; Architectural Coatings; Basecoats; Consumer Paints; Floor Coatings; Furniture Coatings; Glues; Industrial; Industrial Coatings; Lacquers; Metal Coatings; Packaging; Paper & Consumables; Release Coatings; Textiles; Topcoats; Wood Coatings; Wood Glues

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

Product Specifications

Methoxyl: 27.0 - 30.0%
Hydroxypropoxyl: 4.0 - 7.5%
Viscosity, 2% in water @20°C: 3,500 - 5,600 cP
Chemistry:  Cellulose Ethers; Cellulose Ethers
Functions:  Binders; Binders; Rheology Modifiers; Rheology Modifiers; Surfactants; Thickeners; Thickeners

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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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