Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose(HPMC)


Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose one of the key ingredients in dry mix mortars due to their ability to influence key dry mix mortars properties such as curing, workability, water retention, rheology and thixothropy.

Physical and Chemical Specification

Specification E(2910) F(2906) K(2208)
Gelling temperature (℃) 58-64 62-68 68-90
Methoxy (WT%) 27.0-30.0 27.0-30.0 19.0-24.0
Hydroxypropoxy (WT%) 7.0-12.0 4.0-7.5 4.0-12.0
Viscosity (2WT% Solution) 3, 5, 6, 15, 50, 4000, 10000, 30000, 50000,70000

Construction Grade HPMC

SdielyCel Viscosity Recommended Applications
MPB 40M 250-550CPS(Brookfield,2%.20℃) Self leveling
MPC 40TS 42000-50000CPS(Brookfield,2%.20℃) Plaster/Wall putty
MPC 60TS 60000-70000CPS(Brookfield,2%.20℃) Tile adhesive
MR 24163 55000-65000CPS(Brookfield,2%.20℃) Gypsum-based products
  1. Water Retention

The excellent water retention of Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose allows the cement to have a longer time to hydrate and improve the adhesion of the mortar to the substrate. It effectively prevents the mortar from losing water too quickly and causes drying and cracking, and makes the mortar have a longer construction time.

  1. Construction Improvement

The thickening effect of Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose can control the mortar to achieve the best consistency, improve the cohesion of the mortar, achieve the anti-dripping effect, improve the operability, and greatly improve the construction efficiency. The consistency and slip resistance of the mortar is a very important requirement. For thick layer construction and tile adhesive, the mortar needs to have the proper consistency and slip resistance.

  1. Improve the Bond Strength of the Mortar

Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose can improve the bonding strength of mortar, even in high temperature environment, it can ensure sufficient moisture of mortar, and make cement fully hydrated, thus ensuring better bonding performance of the mortar and ensuring mortar to various substrates. All have a good bonding effect.

  1. Air entraining agent

In mortar, due to the addition of Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, a certain amount of tiny, uniform and stable bubbles are introduced into the fresh mortar. Due to the ball effect, the mortar has good workability, reducing the shrinkage of the mortar and the cracking, increase the yield of the mortar.

Detergent Grade HPMC

SdielyCel Viscosity Applications
MR D901 >60000CPS(Brookfield,2%.20℃) Liquid Detergent
MR D902 >60000CPS(Brookfield,2%.20℃) Liquid Detergent

SidleyCel® Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose (HPMC) can provide viscosity in all types of surfactant system. The powder surface has been treated through unique process, so it can be dissolved in the water quickly and has no agglomeration, flocculation or precipitation during dissolution.

Pharmaceutical Grade HPMC

Type Viscosity(cps) Remark
E5 4-5.5 2910(E)
E6 5.6-7.0
E15 12.1-18.0
E4M 3000-5000
K100 91-120 2208(K)
K4M 3000-5000
K100M 80000-120000

Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose (HPMC) is a multi-functional pharmaceutical adjuvant which can be used as thickener, dispersant, emulsifier and film-forming agent. As film coating and binder, it can improve the dissolution rate of drugs. It can also be used as a suspension aid, host material in ophthalmic preparations and etc.

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