Cellulose Ethers is the most common chemical compound in organic nature. The cellulose are generally high purity, high viscosity woodpulps that are initially swollen in sodium hydroxide, followed by reaction with organic epoxides or chlorides, like ethylene oxide or methyl chloride, to form an organic polymer called Cellulose Ethers (methyl cellulose, hydroxyethyl cellulose, carboxymethyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose etc.). Common uses of Cellulose Ethers include use in cement products, adhesives, paints, pharmaceuticals, personal care products and as a thickener in foods.
Some Product Uses:
- Methyl Cellulose – foods and pharmaceutical, joint cement, adhesives, paint and paint removers.
- Hydroxyethyl Cellulose – lacquers, wood finishes, adhesives, inks, varnishes, films, and paper coatings.
- Carboxymethyl Cellulose – ceramics, welding rod coatings and latex paints.
- Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose – adhesives, and disposable containers.