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METHOCEL™ 228 Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) is a thickener used in construction applications that yields viscosity of 5000 cP at low addition levels.


Product Overview

METHOCEL™ 228 is a low viscosity HPMC thickener with slightly delayed solubility. This grade yields a viscosity of 3800 cP at low addition levels and is a good fit construction applications such as cement, gypsum and block adhesives. It imparts good workability and excellent crack resistance, and reduces lump formation while enhancing water retention.


Underwater concrete
Cement or gypsum based crack fillers
Cement based tile adhesive
Block adhesives
Manual Plaster
masonry mortars
Cement/ Cement lime machine plaster
Gypsum/ Gypsum lime machine plaster

Features & Benefits

Delayed solubility 
Water soluble
No ionic charge
pH stable
Thermal gelation which is reversible

Product Specifications

Form: Powder
Appearance: white to slightly off-white powder
Moisture content: <5.0
Particle size >97

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