|Ethocel series||ETHOCEL™ ethylcellulose polymers are organosoluble products with a
narrow specification and uniform ethoxyl functionality. This enables
ETHOCEL™ to have very predictable performance, key to industrial
applications where the same output is desired batch to batch.
ETHOCEL™ polymers are water-insoluble thermoplastic polymers;
they can therefore be employed for a wide variety of functions. They are
used for rheology modification, film formation, binding, water barriers,
and as time-release agents.
ETHOCEL™ can also be effectively used as
a sacrificial binder as they exhibit clean burn out.
METHOCEL™ cellulose ethers include methylcellulose (MC) or
hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) polymers with solubilities ranging
from water-soluble to organosoluble. METHOCEL ™ is an excellent
rheology modifier, binder, film former, and water-retention agent. In
addition, it has a few stand-out qualities. METHOCEL™ does not need
hot water to dissolve; it is highly soluble in cold water. Therefore,
energy can be conserved in dissolving the product. Another stand-out
quality of METHOCEL™ is that once it is gelled by heat, it is able to
revert back to liquid form when cooling. Many other thickeners do not
have that flexibility.
POLYOX™ Water-Soluble resins are high molecular weight water soluble
polymers. A long chain poly(ethylene oxide), POLYOX™ is available in a
wide range of molecular weights making it an excellent choice for a
formulator trying to tailor a specific end viscosity. As a result of its
wide ranging compatibility, it is readily used in a variety of
applications. It imparts lubricity, binding, water retention, thickening and
POLYOX™ differentiates itself from other water soluble thickeners by
the high wet tack it imparts, its ability to be used in thermoplastics,
and the silky feel it can create in end products.
As highly purified polymers that can be dissolved at any temperature,
WALOCEL™ CRT polymers provide ultra-clear solutions, and achieve
consistent high quality results. They are sodium carboxymethylcellulose
(NaCMC) polymers widely used as water-soluble binders and viscosity
modifiers. WALOCEL™ CRT polymers are utilized in a broad range of
industrial and consumer facing applications. WALOCEL™ CRT products
differentiate themselves from standard CMC grades by having high
purity with low salt content levels (below 0.5%).