Hydroxyethyl cellulose HEC
XINWEITE brand hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) is a white or light yellow, odorless, non-toxic powdery solid, which is made from a series of chemical reactions of refined cotton. It is a non-ionic soluble cellulose ether. Hydroxyethyl cellulose HEC has good thickening, water retention and high bond strength properties. It has been widely used in petroleum mining, coatings, construction, medicine, food, textile, papermaking, and polymer polymerization.
|Appearance||White to off-white powder|
|Particle size||98% pass 100 mesh|
|Molar substituting on degree (MS)||1.8~2.5|
|Residue on ignition (%)||≤0.5|
As a protective colloid, HEC can be used in coatings, which can significantly improve its thickening, water retention and leveling properties. Increase its smoothness and greatly improve construction efficiency. It can also be used as a dispersant in some suspended polymers (such as styrene, benzoate, etc).