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METHOCEL™ E19 Food Grade

Food grade Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) water soluble polymer with a viscosity of 19 cP in 2% solution compliant with food standards.

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Product Overview

METHOCEL™ E15 Food Grade LV is a water-soluble cellulose ether polymer with food contact approvals. It offers a low viscosity of 19 cP and features high level of HPMC substitution for higher stability and tolerance.

Applications

METHOCEL™ E19 Food Grade 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™ E19 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™ E19 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™ E19 Food Grade LV is also used in animal and pet health products, batteries, and multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) for its binding properties.

Features & Benefits

Low viscosity grade
High salt tolerance
Water-soluble
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
U.S. FDA GRAS

Product Specifications

Methoxyl: 28.0-30.0%
Hydroxypropoxyl: 7.0-12.0%
Viscosity, 2% in water @20°C: 19 cPs
Residue on ignition: 3.0%
Sulfur Dioxide: Max 10 ppm

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