METHOCEL™ E10M Premium is a high purity, highly efficient thickener for water-based formulations. The hydroxypropyl content of this grade makes it compatible with polar organic solvents including alcohols.
Coatings, Inks, Adhesives: METHOCEL™ E10M Premium is used to thicken water-based coating, inks, and adhesive formulations. It produces solutions that are easy to spread and with excellent cling to vertical surfaces. METHOCEL™ E10M can also be used to form flexible films that are resistant to oils and grease.
Ceramics: METHOCEL™ E10M Premium is used in ceramics as a temporary binder and lubricant. When added to ceramic slurries METHOCEL™ E10M Premium provides a thixotropic rheology that reduces the pressure necessary for ceramic extrusion. Once extruded, ceramic parts containing METHOCEL™ E10M Premium have remarkable green strength. This is due to the thermal gellation property of HPMC. METHOCEL™ E10M will reversibly gel at temperatures above 58°C to provide added green strength that reduces the risk of defects. Once fired, the METHOCEL™ E10M Premium burns out cleanly and you are left with a defect free ceramic part.
Household & Institutional Cleaners: METHOCEL™ E10M Premium is used to thicken water-based and alcohol-based cleaners and sanitizers that require FDA approvals for sale and distribution. It has outstanding pH stability and can be used to provide stable viscosity to both acid and alkaline formulations. METHOCEL™ E10M Premium provides solutions with a thixotropic viscosity that allows them to be easy to dispense and spread while also maintaining cling to vertical surfaces. Solutions of METHOCEL™ E10M Premium have a soft, lubricating feel and are non-tacky when dry.