Amit Cellulose Products

 

Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC)

   
 
Molecular Structure of Sodium Starch Glyoclate HYDROXYETHYL CELLULOSE occurs as a white, yellowish-white or grayish-white, odorless and tasteless, hygroscopic powder. It is a non-ionic, water-soluble polymer.
 

Applications of HYDROXYETHYL CELLULOSE

 
Pharmaceuticals : In various formulations
a) Ophthalmics & Topicals - Thickening agent and lubricant
b) Tablets - Binder and film coating
 
       
Water based Paints : Rheology modifier and film forming agent  
       
Adhesive and Construction Chemicals : Provides better strength to adhevise and increase density of cement based mortars, wall putty's and tile adhesives  
 

Basic difference between HEC and HEMC/MHEC

 
Cellulose ethers are derivatives of the natural material cellulose (pulp) and are used in various ways as additives to refine different products.
 
MHEC & HEC both are water soluble cellulose ethers.
 
We have MHEC for Construction Industry.
 
MHEC is the only cellulose derivative which has best water retention property due to high degree of 'METHOXYLATION' & that is the sole reason for which MHEC is sold for Cement based Wall Putties as well as Mortars. MHEC is also used in Cement based Tile adhesives & Grouts.
 
HEC has properties of thickening, pseudoplastic properties, water retention, protective colloid effects, film forming and a high level of salt tolerance best suited for industry.
 
In short HEC is the BEST RHEOLOGY MODIFIER for water based paints and MHEC is the BEST WATER RETAINING AGENT for construction industry.
Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose
Hydroxyethyl Cellulose
Croscarmellose Sodium CCS
Sodium Alginate
Propylene Glycol Alginate
Guar Gum
Methyl Hydroxyethyl Cellulose MHEC
Micro Crystalline Cellulose Powder MCCP
Modified Starches