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METHOCEL™ K4M ia a hydroxypropyl ethylcellulose (HPMC) thickener with a low substitution. It has a viscosity of 4,000 cP at low addition levels.


50lb Bag



Product Overview

METHOCEL™ K4M is a hydroxypropyl methylcellulose. It is a water-soluble, high-purity, non-ionic cellulose ether. Methocel products are used as thickeners, binders, film formers, and water retention agents. The combination of properties in a formulation bring economic advantages versus other polymers.

Product Specifications

Methoxyl: 19.0 - 24.0%
Hydroxypropoxyl: 7.0 - 12.0%
Viscosity, 2% in water @20°C: 12,000 - 21,000 cP
Sodium Chloride: 2.0 Max

Features & Benefits

Water soluble
No ionic charge
pH stable
Thermal gelation
Gels goes back into solution upon cooling


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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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