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METHOCEL™ F450 Food Grade


Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) water soluble polymer with a viscosity range of 400-630 cP that is compliant with food standards.

Product Overview

METHOCEL™ F450 Food Grade is a water-soluble cellulose ether polymer with food contact compliance. It is based on high purity, and non-ionic hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC). At addition levels of 2%, it yields a viscosity of 450 cP.


METHOCEL™ F450 Food Grade can be used in industrial applications when food grade approval is required. It functions as a thickener, rheology modifier, binder, and suspension aid. METHOCEL™ F4M Food Grade is applied in coatings, inks, adhesives, agriculture, gel packs, and cleaning solutions.

  • Agriculture: METHOCEL™ F450 Food Grade is widely used in crop protection for drift control, stabilization, rheology modification. It works as a dispersing aid in wettable pesticides and powder fertilizers. It improves adhesion to waxy plant surfaces. It is also used in seed coatings and spray adherents for better binding to seeds.

  • Cleaning Solutions: METHOCEL™ F450 Food Grade provides improved thickening, viscosity control, soil anti-redeposition, emulsion stabilization to cleaners, and detergents. 

  • Coatings and Inks: METHOCEL™ F450 Food Grade functions as thickener, protective colloid and pigment suspension aid 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.

Features & Benefits

Food compliancy; FCC, EC, FAO/WHO, GRAS, U.S. FDA
Water-soluble, can be added directly to aqueous systems
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
Gels goes back into solution upon cooling

Product Specifications

Methoxyl: 27.0 - 30.0
Hydroxypropoxyl: 4.0 - 7.5
Sodium Chloride: 1.0 Max
Iron: 150 max
Iron, Magnetic: 30 Max
Ph, 1% in Water: 5.0 - 8.0
Viscosity, 2% in water, @ 20degC: 400 - 630 cP

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