CELLOSIZE™

Multi-functional Water-Soluble Polymer

CELLOSIZE™ hydroxyethyl cellulose products are versatile water-soluble polymers that can be used in a myriad of applications due to their non-ionic nature. CELLOSIZE™ grades are used as thickeners, binders, stabilizers, suspension aids, emulsifiers, film formers, and as protective colloids. Solutions formed with these grades range from being Newtonian to thixotropic with increasing chain length. CELLOSIZE™ is soluble in hot water, cold water, aqueous brines, and even water containing less than 1/7th ethyl alcohol.Therefore, CELLOSIZE™ can be incorporated and add value even with some of the most challenging formulations and processes.

Product Features

Feature: Compatible in pH 2-13
Benefit: A single grade can function in multiple formulations
Feature: Effective film former
Benefit: Creates barrier to oil and grease
Benefit: Increases ink holdout in paper sizing
Feature: Forms washable protective films
Benefit: Acts as a warp size processing aide for textiles, resisting deformation until it is washed out
Feature: Nonionic thickener
Benefit: Thickens high salt solutions
Feature: Protective colloid
Benefit: Stabilizer during the formation of latex particles and polymer beads
Feature: Tolerance for dissolved electrolytes
Benefit: Yields an even pigment dispersion in textile dyes, avoiding dye specks
Feature: Water-soluble at any temperature
Benefit: Excellent solution clarity
Benefit: Consistent, uniform, and brighter results for applications such as electroplating

Grades

Information provided in the SDS applies to the United States. For any other country, go to Dow's SDS Search or Contact Us.

Name Key Properties Documentation
EP-09 EUR Highly dispersible in water. Very low molecular weight. Yields viscosity of 90-160 cP with moderate addition levels. SDS TDS*
QP-100M-H EUR The highest molecular weight cellulosic polymer offered by Dow. Yields viscosity of 4,400-6,000 cP with very low addition levels. SDS TDS*
QP-15000-H EUR General purpose thickener. Medium molecular weight. Yields viscosity of 1,100-1,500 cP with very low addition levels. SDS TDS*
QP-300 EUR Thickener and colloid former for coatings. Fluid loss additive for concrete. Medium molecular weight. Yields viscosity of 300-400 cP with low addition levels. SDS TDS*
QP-30000-H EUR General purpose thickener. High molecular weight. Yields viscosity of 1,500-2,400 cP with very low addition levels. SDS* TDS*
QP-4400-H EUR High viscosity thickener. Medium molecular weight. Yields viscosity of 4,800-6,000 cP with low addition levels. SDS* TDS*
QP-52000-H EUR General purpose thickener. High molecular weight. Yields viscosity of 2,400-3,000 cP with very low addition levels. SDS TDS*
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Dow and ChemPoint formed a strategic partnership in April 2014 to establish a new order, delivery and service model, specifically designed to meet customer needs in industrial applications, for CELLOSIZE™ hydroxyethyl cellulose polymers, ETHOCEL™ ethylcellulose polymers, METHOCEL™ cellulose ethers, POLYOX™ water-soluble polymers, and WALOCEL™ CRT products. Our collective goal is to enhance the customer experience by providing a higher degree of service and support powered by a dedicated technical marketing & sales team focused exclusively on Dow’s cellulosic and poly(ethylene oxide) offerings in industrial applications. 

The industrial cellulosics team at ChemPoint acts as a fully-integrated extension of Dow and is always available to facilitate customer needs for product selection, technical support, order placement and fulfillment. In addition, our customers receive needed support from ChemPoint’s customer service and supply chain professionals to ensure on-time delivery and high service levels.