Methocel™ is a group of water-soluble, cellulose ether polymers commonly known as thickeners, binders, and rheology modifiers. Methocel™ grades are based on Methylcellulose (MC) and Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) derived from natural cellulose sources. Methocel™ offers a comprehensive range of functionalities and properties that provides custom solutions to household and industrial applications.
Methocel™ Functional Properties in Cleaners and Detergents:
Controlled Thickening, Rheology, and Gelation
Wide range of viscosities (3 to 200,000 mPas in 2% solution)
Enables viscosity and rheology control of aqueous and solvent-based formulations
Wide range of substitution levels and hydroxypropyl content that advance customization attributes
Excellent gelation properties that are reversible upon heating
Excellent Stability and Resistance
Broad PH stability makes Methocel™ a preferred thickener for alkaline and acidic cleaners
A non-ionic polymer that provides high compatibility with typical surfactants in cleaners and detergents formulations
Acts as a medium-strength surfactant and tolerates high salt levels
Available enzyme resistant and biodegradable grades
Safe to use and approved for food contact applications
Methocel™ grades are excellent thickeners for household cleaning products. They are highly efficient with advanced stability in alkaline and acid cleaning solutions such as toilet cleaners, mildew, and lime removal products.
They are also utilized in multi-purpose and general neutral cleaners for their high viscosity control, foaming properties, and emulsion stabilization performance.
Methocel™ also gives a cling to substrates and prevents soil re-deposition. It also retains moisture in detergent, which keeps active agents in contact with the substrates for powerful cleaning performance.
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