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METHOCEL™ A4M

METHOCEL™ A4M is a water-soluble cellulose ether polymer. It is based on non-ionic Methylcellulose (MC). The product provides a viscosity of 4,000 cP and is a perfect fit for ceramics and extrusion applications.

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Applications

METHOCEL™ A4M functions as a binder, rheology modifier, thickener, lubricant, film former, and suspension aid. The product is widely used in ceramics and extrusion applications. It can also be used in coatings, inks, cleaning solutions, and water treatment.

  • Ceramics: METHOCEL™ A4M provides uniformed thickening, improved binding, and excellent rheology control in ceramics extrusion and casting. It also provides lubricity, smoother surfaces, and prevents sag or deformation in different ceramic applications.

  • Cleaning Solutions: METHOCEL™ A4M is used in cleaners and detergents to provide improved thickening, viscosity control, soil anti-redeposition, and emulsion stabilization.

  • Coatings and Inks: METHOCEL™ A4M is used in coatings and inks as a thickener or rheology modifier. It also provides protective colloid and pigment suspension properties in specialty coatings. METHOCEL™ A4M enhances film formation properties for higher strength and improved finish durability.

  • Plastics: METHOCEL™ A4M acts as a suspension agent in PVC polymerization. The product is featured with exceptional control over particle size, low reactor scaling, and high bulk densities. It also provides advanced plasticizer absorption.

Features & Benefits

Water-soluble
Superior binding for ceramics and high solid applications
Elastic to brittle viscosity builder
Thermoplastic for extrusion applications
Enables gelation, reversible gelation with heating
Improves properties such as adhesion, spreadability, and homogeneity.
Advanced rheology control
Prevents friction through high lubricity
Wide range of PH stability
Excellent binders for organic and inorganics
Crosslinkable for high retentive gels
Tolerates low salt levels

Product Specifications

Methoxyl: 27.5 - 31.5%
Sodium Chloride: Max 1.5%
Viscosity, 2% in water, @20°C, calculated: 3,500 - 5,600 cP

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METHOCEL™ cellulose ethers include methylcellulose (MC) or hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) polymers with solubilities ranging from water-soluble to organosoluble. METHOCEL ™ is an excellent rheology modifier, binder, film former, and water-retention agent. In addition, it has a few stand-out qualities. METHOCEL™ does not need hot water to dissolve; it is highly soluble in cold water. Therefore, energy can be conserved in dissolving the product. Another stand-out quality of METHOCEL™ is that once it is gelled by heat, it is able to revert back to liquid form when cooling. Many other thickeners do not have that flexibility.

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