ETHOCEL™

Versatile and Consistent Thermoplastic Polymer

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.

Product Features

Feature: Adhesive/cohesive properties
Benefit: Adds strength in newly sealed joints
Feature: High purity
Benefit: Useful sacrificial binder
Benefit: Burns off cleanly during firing
Feature: Resists water transmission
Benefit: Does not lose color or gloss at high humidity or variable temperatures
Feature: Solvent soluble
Benefit: Effective rheology modifier and thickener for solvent based formulations
Feature: Thermally stable from 32F to 320F
Benefit: Good outdoor durability and toughness
Feature: Thermoplasticity
Benefit: Suitable for injection molding
Feature: Tough, durable film former
Benefit: Forms scuff-resistant, flexible coatings at low temperatures
Feature: Water-insoluble
Benefit: Suitable for water-free applications

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
Standard 10 Industrial Cellulose ether thickener for solvent based systems. Water Insoluble. Standard ethoxyl content of 49%, yields viscosity of 10 cP at moderate addition level. SDS TDS*
Standard 100 Industrial Cellulose ether thickener for solvent based systems. Water Insoluble. Standard ethoxyl content of 49%, yields viscosity of 100 cP at moderate addition level. SDS TDS*
Standard 200 Industrial Cellulose ether thickener for solvent based systems. Water Insoluble. Standard ethoxyl content of 49%, yields viscosity of 200 cP at moderate addition level. SDS TDS*
Standard 300 Industrial Cellulose ether thickener for solvent based systems. Water Insoluble. Standard ethoxyl content of 49%, yields viscosity of 300 cP at moderate addition level. SDS TDS*
Standard 4 Industrial Cellulose ether thickener for solvent based systems. Water Insoluble. Standard ethoxyl content of 49%, yields viscosity of 4 cP at moderate addition level. SDS TDS*
Standard 4 Premium Pharmaceutical grade cellulose ether thickener for solvent based systems. Water Insoluble. Standard ethoxyl content of 49%, yields viscosity of 4 cP at moderate addition level. SDS TDS*
Standard 45 Industrial Cellulose ether thickener for solvent based systems. Water Insoluble. Standard ethoxyl content of 49%, yields viscosity of 45 cP at moderate addition level. SDS TDS*
Standard 7 Industrial Cellulose ether thickener for solvent based systems. Water Insoluble. Standard ethoxyl content of 49%, yields viscosity of 7 cP at moderate addition level. 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.