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METHOCEL™ E5 Premium LV

METHOCEL™ E5 Premium LV is a water-soluble cellulose ether polymer. It is based on high purity, and non-ionic Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC). The product yields a very low viscosity of 5 cP.

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Applications

METHOCEL™ E5 Premium LV is a premium quality and low viscosity thickener which can be utilized as a binder, rheology modifier, lubricant, film former, and water retention aid in a number of applications. It is most commonly used in coatings, inks, and ceramics. It can also be used in adhesives and electronics such as batteries and LCD displays.

  • Ceramics: METHOCEL™ E5 Premium LV is used in ceramics when binding and low viscosity are required. It also provides controlled thickening and rheology in ceramics extrusion and casting applications. The product low impurity level makes it best fit for speciality ceramics and electronic applications.

  • Coatings and Inks: METHOCEL™ E5 Premium LV is used as a thickener, protective colloid and pigment suspension aid in coatings and inks. It provides excellent film properties such as high tensile, strength, and elongation. It also improves workability and water retention for construction coatings.

Features & Benefits

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

Viscosity, 2% in water @20°C: 4.0 - 6.0 cP 
Methoxyl: 28.0 - 30.0%
Hydroxypropoxyl: 7.0 - 12.0%
Loss on Drying: 5.0% Max
Residue on Ignition: 1.5% Max
pH, 2% in water: 5.0 - 8.0

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METHOCEL™ Efficient and Versatile - the Twin faces of a Market Leader

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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