Superb Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose HEC

Name: Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose 

CAS: 9004-65-3

Type: Chemical additives 

Color: White

Other Names: HEC

EINECS No.: 220-971-6

Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose 

Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose, chemical formula (C2H6O2)n, is a white or light yellow, odorless, non-toxic fibrous or powdery solid, composed of alkaline cellulose and ethylene oxide (or chlorohydrin) Prepared through etherification reaction, it is a non-ionic soluble cellulose ether. Because it has good thickening, suspension, dispersion, emulsification, adhesion, film-forming, moisture protection and protective colloid properties, it has been widely used in petroleum mining, coatings, construction, medicine, food, textiles, papermaking and polymers. Polymerization reactions and other fields. 40 mesh sieving rate ≥99%.


1.Main application

  • Coating Paint
  • Food Industry
  • surfactant, colloidal protective agent
  • Other Chemical usages


2.Typical Properties

Name HEC
Bulk density ib/ft3 (Kg/m3) 25-38(400-600)
Purity 99.8%
weight 11.6(1.39)
color milky
the size of granule 95% can pass through U.S. 20 mesh
PH 6-8
Viscosity 100cps-80000cps



It  is a series of yellowish powder products that are easily dispersed and dissolved in cold and hot water to form aqueous solutions of different viscosities. According to their chemical structures, they are derived from cellulose with different chain lengths. It is a substance that obtains hydroxyethyl ether through etherification reaction and obtains some excellent physical and chemical properties. This product can be used as a thickener and rheology improver, protective glue, moisture preservation agent, stabilizer and suspension aid. It is widely used in some occasions where non-ionic substances are particularly needed.

It is a granular powder that presents a clear solution when dissolved in water and has pseudoplastic fluidity. At neutral pH and normal temperature, this product can be dispersed without clumping, thereby providing good dissolution conditions. Its aqueous solution is not affected by high concentrations of water-soluble inorganic salts, and its viscosity is not mild. Affected by acids and bases. Based on the non-ionic nature of it, it can be co-soluble with many substances, including polymer emulsions, synthetic glues, emulsifiers and defoaming agents.

Our product is an effective non-ionic thickener and moisture preservative that can be used in all water-based coatings, adhesives and other industrial products that use water as the medium. The standard product can provide good Flow properties. This product also provides additional stability in environments susceptible to microbial damage.

4. Package and storage:
Cellulose are 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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