Hydroxyethyl Cellulose CAS 9004-62-0

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What is Hydroxyethyl Cellulose?

Hydroxyethyl cellulose is a commonly used cellulose ether organic water-based ink thickener. It is a water-soluble non-ionic compound. It has good thickening ability for water and can be degraded by oxygen, acid and enzyme. It can be cross-linked by Cu2+ under chemical conditions. It is stable to heat, does not gel when heated, does not precipitate under acidic conditions, and has good film-forming properties. Its aqueous solution can be made into a transparent film, which can be formed by the interaction of alkaline cellulose and ethylene oxide. It has Thickening, emulsification, adhesion, suspension, film formation, moisture retention and colloid protection properties. The function of thickeners in water-based inks is to thicken them. Adding a thickener to the ink increases the viscosity, which can improve the physical and chemical stability of the ink; due to the increase in viscosity, the rheology of the ink can be controlled during printing; it makes the pigments and fillers in the ink less likely to precipitate, increasing the storage stability of the water-based ink sex.

Thickeners are cellulose substances and/or polyvinyl alcohol substances. The cellulosic substance can be one of methylcellulose, ethylcellulose, hydroxymethylcellulose, carboxymethylcellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose, hydroxyethylcellulose and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose. One or more types; polyvinyl alcohol substances can be one or more types of polyethylene 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1600, 2000, 4000, 6000.

Properties and Uses of Hydroxyethyl Cellulose

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Application of Hydroxyethyl Cellulose

Because hydroxyethyl cellulose has the above properties, it is widely used in coatings, petroleum, construction, food, medicine, daily chemicals, polymer polymerization, textile industry and other fields.

  1. Application of hydroxyethyl cellulose in the field of building materials
    Coatings are an application area for hydroxyethyl cellulose. Hydroxyethyl cellulose is used as a dispersant, thickener and pigment suspending agent in the production process of latex paint to stabilize the viscosity of the product, reduce agglomeration, make the paint film smooth and smooth, and also make the latex paint have better rheology. Withstands high shear strength and provides good leveling, scratch resistance and pigment uniformity. At the same time, hydroxyethyl cellulose has excellent construction properties. Paints thickened with hydroxyethyl cellulose can be applied by brushing, rolling, filling, spraying and other construction methods. It is labor-saving and not easy to drip, sag or splash. The advantages of waiting less. Hydroxyethyl cellulose has excellent color development and excellent miscibility with most colorants and binders, so that the prepared latex paint has excellent color consistency and stability. At the China International Coatings Exhibition in Guangzhou at the end of 2012, Ashland launched a new Natrosol Performax hydroxyethyl cellulose with breakthrough paint thickening technology, which enables hydroxyethyl cellulose particles to thicken under low-speed shearing conditions of the paint. Can disperse quickly and completely.
  2. Application of hydroxyethyl cellulose in petroleum industry
    Hydroxyethyl cellulose is mainly used as a thickening stabilizer in the oil field treatment process. It has good thickening effect, strong and stable sand suspending ability, heat resistance, high salt capacity, small pipeline resistance, low liquid loss, and gel breaking. It is a relatively good oilfield chemical due to its characteristics of high speed and low residue. It was widely used in oil production operations such as drilling, completion and cementing in foreign countries in the 1960s. Hydroxyethylcellulose is also used as a fluid loss additive in oilfield applications.
  3. Application of hydroxyethyl cellulose in food and pharmaceutical fields
    Hydroxyethyl cellulose is mainly used as a thickener, colloid protective agent, adhesive, dispersant, stabilizer, suspending agent, film-forming agent and sustained-release material in the food and pharmaceutical fields. It can be used in topical emulsions, Ointments, eye drops, oral liquids, solid tablets, capsules and other dosage forms. In addition, hydroxyethyl cellulose can also be used in hemostatic gauze. Hydroxyethylcellulose soluble hemostatic gauze is an ideal hemostatic material.
  4. Application of hydroxyethyl cellulose in the field of daily chemicals
    Since non-ionic hydroxyethyl cellulose has superior properties than ionic CMC in terms of film formation, enzyme resistance, moisturizing, and pH stability, its application scope in the field of daily chemicals is constantly expanding, including in detergents, liquid soaps, etc. It has been widely used in products such as hair shampoo, hair lotion, nutritional lotion, fat, cream, lotion, and ointment. CMC is sensitive to high-concentration ions, which will reduce the adhesive performance of CMC and is limited in high-quality, special-function toothpastes. As a binder, hydroxyethyl cellulose enhances the binder’s resistance to high-concentration ions, greatly improves the storage stability of the paste, and extends the storage time of the toothpaste.
  5. Applications of hydroxyethyl cellulose in other fields
    In addition to the main application areas mentioned above, hydroxyethyl cellulose is also used in many areas of national livelihood. For example, in the textile field, cotton, synthetic fibers or blends treated with hydroxyethyl cellulose can improve their wear resistance, dyeability, fire resistance and stain resistance, as well as improve their body stability (shrinkage). ) and durability, especially for synthetic fibers, making them breathable and reducing static electricity. It has a thickening effect in printing and dyeing pastes and can be used as a carrier for dyes to disperse the dyes well, providing superior permeability and accuracy and stability of patterns and colors. In addition, in the field of papermaking, hydroxyethyl cellulose can be used as a sizing agent, reinforcing agent and paper modifier.

The Role of Hydroxyethyl Cellulose in Real Stone Paint

  1. Less rebound: hydroxyethyl cellulose in real stone paint can prevent excessive scattering of real stone paint powder, increase the effective construction area, and reduce losses and environmental pollution.
  2. Good performance: After using hydroxyethyl cellulose to make real stone paint products, people feel that the product has high viscosity and the product quality level is improved.
  3. It has a strong anti-infiltration effect in the topcoat: the real stone paint product made of hydroxyethyl cellulose has a tight structure, the color and gloss will be uniform and will not bloom during the topcoat construction, and the amount of topcoat will be relatively reduced. After traditional thickening (such as alkali swelling, etc.) is used to make real stone paint, due to its relatively loose structure after construction, and due to its different thickness and shape during construction, the amount of paint consumed during topcoat increases, and There is a big difference in the absorption of topcoat.
  4. Good water resistance and film-forming effect: the real stone paint made of hydroxyethyl cellulose has strong adhesion and good compatibility with emulsion. The film of the product is denser and more compact, thereby improving its water resistance. , effectively preventing the whitening phenomenon in the rainy season.
  5. Good anti-settling effect: the real stone paint made of hydroxyethyl cellulose will have a special network structure that can effectively prevent the powder from sinking, keep the product stable during transportation and storage, and achieve good can opening effects.
  6. Convenient construction: real stone paint made of hydroxyethyl cellulose has a certain fluidity during construction, making it easy to maintain consistent color during construction, and does not require high construction skills.
  7. Excellent anti-mold performance: the special polymer structure can effectively prevent mold invasion. It is recommended to add an appropriate amount of fungicidal and antifungal agents to ensure better results.


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Hydroxyethyl Cellulose Supplier and Manufacturer

As a hydroxyethyl cellulose supplier and manufacturer with a strict standard product quality system certificate, Zhishang Chemical has long been providing the best hydroxyethyl cellulose raw materials to customers all over the world.

Over the years, relying on professional team experience and customer-centric team concept to meet customer needs in a timely manner, our company enjoys a high reputation in the world. At present, our company has served more than 6,000 customers and has established long-term cooperative relations with customers from many countries.

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