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ETHOCEL™ 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.


Product Overview

ETHOCEL™ Standard 45 Industrial is based on high-quality ethyl cellulose resin that provides 49% ethoxyl content and a viscosity of 45 cP. It is an organosoluble, water-insoluble cellulose ether polymer and it can be used in a variety of solvent-based systems.


ETHOCEL™ Standard 45 Industrial is a multi-functional resin that can be used as a binder, thickener or water barrier in a wide range of systems as detailed below:

  • Ceramics: ETHOCEL™ Standard 45 provides green strength and viscosity to ceramics. ETHOCEL™ grades are highly preferred in electronic ceramics such as photovoltaics and multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC). They function as a high purity binder that burns out without a residue.

  • Conductive Pastes: ETHOCEL™ Standard 45 is used as a stabilizer and binder in conductive pastes and inks.

  • Coatings: ETHOCEL™ Standard 45 exhibits excellent properties in solvent-based coating systems. It provides waterproofing, toughness, and flexibility with a wide range of temperature stability.

  • Other Applications: ETHOCEL™ Standard 45 is also used in cleaners, printing inks, plasma display panels, photovoltaics, flexible packaging, lubricants, and any other solvent-based systems.

Features & Benefits

High purity
Low toxicity, naturally derived
Soluble in many organic solvents
High compatibility with plasticizers and solvents
Low ash content, clean burn-out
Superior viscosity control
Waterproofing/barrier properties
Forms clear and high resistance films
Excellent binding properties
Low sodium content
Enzymatic resistance

Product Specifications

Viscosity: 41.0 - 49.0 mPa.s
Ethoxyl content, assay: 48.0 - 49.5% wt
Loss on drying, moisture: 2.0% wt Max
Chloride (as NaCl): 0.15% Max

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