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METHOCEL™ E15 Food Grade LV


Similar to METHOCEL™ E15 LV, food grade hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) thickener with low substitution and yields viscosity ranging 12-18 cP.


Product Overview

METHOCEL™ E15 Food Grade LV is a water-soluble cellulose ether polymer with food contact approvals. It offers a low viscosity of 15 cP and features high level of HPMC substitution for higher stability and tolerance.


METHOCEL™ E15 Food Grade LV is a high-quality grade that offers a low viscosity for high binding applications. It also carries food contact approvals and can be used in agriculture, batteries, coatings, inks, and many other industrial applications.

  • Agriculture: METHOCEL™ E15 Food Grade LV 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.

  • Coatings and Inks: METHOCEL™ E15 Food Grade LV is used as a surface modifier, protective colloid, and pigment suspension in coatings and inks. It provides outstanding film properties such as high tensile, strength, and elongation. It also improves workability and water retention for construction coatings.

  • METHOCEL™ E15 Food Grade LV is also used in batteries and multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) for its binding properties.

Features & Benefits

Low viscosity grade
High salt tolerance
Improves properties such as adhesion, spreadability, and homogeneity
Advanced rheology control
Provides water-binding properties
Enables gelation, reversible gelation with heating
Superior binding for ceramics and high solid applications
Wide range of PH stability
Compliant with US, JP, EUR Pharmacopeia

Product Specifications

Methoxyl: 28.0-30.0%
Hydroxypropoxyl: 7.0-12.0%
Viscosity, 2% in water @20°C: 12-18 cPs
Residue on ignition: 3.0%
Sulfur Dioxide: Max 10 ppm

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