Marvelous Natrosol With Superb Quality In China

Name: Hydroxyethyl cellulose

CAS: 9004-65-3

Type: Chemical additives 

Color: White

Other Names: Natrosol

EINECS No.: 220-971-6


Natrosol is a nonionic, water soluble polymer derivatized from natural, renewable resources. It is used as a thickener, rheology modifier and syneresis control agent in toothpaste formulations where high di- and trivalent salt tolerance is required. The addition of HEC to toothpaste provides excellent gloss. 


1.Main application

  • Water latex paint: It can be used in vinyl acetate emulsion polymerization to improve the stability of the polymerization system in a wide pH range. Additives such as pigments and fillers are used in the manufacture of finished products to evenly disperse, stabilize and provide thickening effects.
  • thickener: HEC is used as a thickening agent in various muds required for drilling, well fixing, cementing and fracturing operations to give the mud good fluidity and stability. It improves the mud carrying capacity during drilling and prevents a large amount of water from entering the oil layer from the mud, thus stabilizing the production capacity of the oil layer.
  • Building construction and building materials.
  • Used in toothpaste.
  • Used in water-based inks, HEC can make the ink dry quickly and prevent penetration.
  • papermaking.


2.Typical Properties

Name Natrosol
Viscosity  1,500-2,500 cps at 1% concentration
 Particle size fine (X grind on U.S. 60 mesh, 0.5% max)
Form Powder
Use Level 0.2 – 1.0%
Water (Wt%) ≤5
PH value 5-8



It is widely used in building materials, coatings, synthetic resins, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, food, textiles, agriculture, cosmetics, tobacco and other industries. It can be divided into: construction grade, food grade and pharmaceutical grade according to its use. At present, most domestic products are of construction grade. In construction grade, a large amount of putty powder is used. About 90% is used to make putty powder, and the rest is used to make cement mortar and glue.

  • Excellent salt tolerance
  • Imparts slip and lubricity
  • Ability to create clear formulations
  • Stabilizes emulsion systems
  • Surface-treated to aid incorporation into water
  • Vegan suitable

4. Package and storage:

It is package in 25kg multilayer paper bags with polyethylene intermediate layer.
It could be stored well for a long time by avoiding directly to contract with moist environment.

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