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METHOCEL™ A4C Premium

Premium grade Methylcellulose thickener. Yields viscosity of 400 cP at low addition levels.

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Product Overview

METHOCEL™ A4C Premium is a water-soluble cellulose ether polymer with similar properties as METHOCEL™ A4C, this is a premium product with lower impurities for high purity applications. The product provides a viscosity of 400 cP at low addition levels.

Applications

METHOCEL™ A4C Premium is a high purity grade for applications when low impurities level is required. It used as a thickener, rheology modifier, binder, lubricant, and film former. The product is commonly utilized in agriculture, coatings, inks, metalworking, and other applications when high purity is required.

  • Agriculture: METHOCEL™ A4C Premium is used in agriculture applications such as adjuvants, crop protection, pesticides, and seed coatings. It provides drift control, stabilization, rheology modification. It works as a dispersing aid in wettable pesticides and fertilizers. METHOCEL™ A4C is listed in EPA inert ingredients and allowed to be used in crop protection products.

  • Coatings and Inks: METHOCEL™ A4C Premium is used in specialty coatings and inks such as packaging and medical application when high purity is required. It works as a thickener, protective colloid, and pigment suspension in coatings and inks. It also provides exceptional film properties such as high tensile strength and elongation besides improving workability and water retention.

  • METHOCEL™ A4C Premium is also commonly used in lubricants and metalworking fluids for its high lubricity and binding properties between organics and water.

Features & Benefits

Water-soluble, can be added directly to aqueous systems
Yields optimum performance at a lower concentration
Soluble in some organic solvents
Improves properties such as adhesion, spreadability, and homogeneity.
Enables gelation, reversible gelation with heating
Elastic to brittle viscosity builder
Advanced rheology control
Prevents friction through high lubricity
Provides water-binding properties
Wide range of PH stability
Improved film formation
Excellent binders for organic and inorganics
USP/EP/JP compliant

Product Specifications

Methoxyl: 27.5 - 31.5%
Loss on drying: 5% Max
Residue on ignition: 1.5% Max
pH, 2% in water: 5.0 - 8.0
Viscosity, 2% in water, @20°C, calculated: 320 - 480 cP

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