What are the uses of HPMC?

HPMC is odorless, tasteless,non-toxic cellulose ethers producted from natural hIgh molecular cellulose through series of chemical processing and achieved.It is white powder with good water solubility. It has thickening, adhesion ,dispersing, emulsifying, film, suspended, adsorption, gel, and protetive colloid properties of surface activity and maintain moisture function properties ect.
HPMC Advantages:
Water soluble and thickening ability: this product is soluble in cold water, and it can form transparent sticky solution. In organic solvent of dissolved: because it contains a certain amount of hydrophobic methoxyl, this product is soluble in some organic solvent; it is also soluble in water and organic mixed solvent.
Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC) salt resistance: because ion and the polyelectrolytein exsist in this product, its metal salt or organic electrolyte aqueous solution is stable.
Surface activity: HPMC for daily chemical aqueous solution has the surface activity, ensuring its emulsification, protective colloid and relative stability.
Low ash content: because ion exist in this product, in preparation process we can use hot water washing for effective refinement, so its ash content is very low.
pH stability: HPMC aqueous solution viscosity in the range of pH3.0-11.0 is more stable.
Water retention effect: this product is hydrophilic and its solution has high viscosityFilm-forming property: HPMC can generate strong pliable and transparent sheet, which has the good oil resistance to ester performance.



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