HEC-Hydroxyethyl Cellulose

Kimicell HEC is nonionic water-soluble cellulose ether, used as thickener, protective colloid, water retention agent and rheology modifier in different applications like water-based paints, building materials, oil field chemicals and personal care products.

Typical properties

Appearance 

White to off-white powder

Particle size (100%)

0.15-0.18mm  

Molar substituting on degree (MS)

1.8~2.5

Water insolubles (%)

≤0.5

pH value

6.0~8.5

Moisture (%)

≤5.0   

Popular types and viscosity

Regular type

Biostable type

Modified HEC

Viscosity (Brookfield, mPa.s, 2%)

Viscosity (Brookfield, mPa.s, 1%)

Viscosity setting

KEC 150

 

 

150-200

 

LV.30rpm sp2

KEC 6000

 

 

4500-6000

200-300

RV.20rpm sp5

KEC 30000

 

KEC 30000G

15000-20000

1500-2200

RV.20rpm sp6

KEC 60000

 

KEC 60000G

25000-33000

4000-5000

RV.20rpm sp6

KEC 100000

 

KEC 10000G

40000-52000

6000-7000

RV.20rpm sp6

KEC 150000

 

KEC 150000G

60000-70000

9000-10000

RV.12rpm sp6

 

KEC 30000B

 

15000-20000

1500-2200

RV.20rpm sp6

 

KEC 60000B

 

25000-33000

4000-5000

RV.20rpm sp6

 

KEC 100000B

 

40000-52000

6000-7000

RV.20rpm sp6

Application of Kimicell HEC

Types of Uses

Specific Applications

Properties Utilized

Adhesives

Wallpaper adhesives
latex adhesives
Plywood adhesives

Thickening and lubricity
Thickening and water-binding
Thickening and solids holdout

Binders

Welding rods
Ceramic glaze
Foundry cores

Water-binding and extrusion aid
Water-binding and green strength
Water-binding

Coatings

latex paint
Texture paint

Thickening and protective colloid
Water-binding

Cosmetics

Hair conditioners
Toothpaste
liquid soaps and bubble bath Hand creams and lotions

Thickening
Thickening
Stabilizing
Thickening and stabilizing

laundry Aids

Fabric finishes
Aerosol starches
liquid cleaners

Film-former
Film-former
Thickening and stabilizing

Miscellaneous

Joint cements
Hydraulic cements
Plaster
Caulking compound and putty
Printing inks
Asphalt emulsions

Thickening
Water-binding and set retarder
Water-binding
Thickening
Thickening and rheology control
Thickening and stabilizing

Paper

Coating colors
Size press solutions

Water-binding and rheology control
Water-binding and solids holdout

Polymerization

PVAC and acrylic lattices
PVC suspension

Protective colloid and surface activity
Protective colloid and surface activity

Textiles

latex-back sizes
Glass-fiber size
Printing pastes

Thickening
Film-former
Thickening and water-binding

Kimix Chemical Co.,Ltd is a leading China HEC-Hydroxyethyl Cellulose manufacturer and supplier, we have a professional HEC-Hydroxyethyl Cellulose factory, which can provide you HEC-Hydroxyethyl Cellulose with reliable quality. CAS No.9004-62-0