Hydroxyethyl Cellulose



Kemox HEC BF4001, BF4001E, BF4009, BF6001, BF6009, BF8001, BF8009 offer good properties of water retention, thickening, suspension, resistance to fungal attack and chemical resistance.

Hydroxymethyl cellulose (HEC) solute-ion-dissolving material derived from cellulose. One major function of HEC in latex paints is thickening effect. HEC also helps to eliminate sagging during painting by providing the thickening effect. Providing a quick and effective dissolving property is another function of Hydroxyethyl cellulose. Kemox HEC provides resistance against fungi and bacteral attacks, which allows its excellent viscosity, stability, and long-term storage. It is suitable for latex paint, oil drilling, adhesives, and personal care.

Functions & Specifications

Thickening and stabilizing properties
Increases the viscosity and stability of liquids and gels.
Water retention
With the ability to absorb and retain moisture, it is useful in products that require long-term moisture retention.
Film-forming properties
A film can be formed on the surface of the product, which provides a barrier against external factors such as humidity, heat and UV rays.
Compatibility with other ingredients
It is compatible with a wide range of other ingredients, which makes it a versatile additive for many industries. It can be used in combination with other polymers and surfactants.

GradeBF4001, BF4001E, BF4009, BF6001, BF6009, BF8001, BF8009
SolubilityWater Soluble
Ash content,%,max.5.5
Moisture content,%,max5.5
Viscosity,(NDJ,2%solution in water,20℃),mPa s300-200000

HEC Asked Questions

Factors such as viscosity, solubility, and compatibility with other ingredients in the formulation should be considered when selecting HEC for a specific application.

The shelf life of HEC can vary depending on the manufacturer and storage conditions, but it is typically around 2-3 years.

Yes, HEC can be used in exterior coatings and paints to provide improved adhesion, water resistance, and durability.

The dosage of HEC can vary depending on the specific application and formulation, but typically ranges from 0.1-2% of the total weight of the formulation.

HEC should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and sources of heat. It should also be handled with care to avoid exposure to dust and other particulates, as well as potential hazards such as fire and explosion.

Yes, HEC has a variety of applications outside of the construction industry, including in personal care products, food products, and pharmaceuticals.

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