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Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) thickener with medium substitution. Yields viscosity of 50 cP at low addition levels.


Product Overview

METHOCEL™ F50 is a water-soluble and low viscosity cellulose ether polymer. It is based on low substitution and non-ionic hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC). It provides a viscosity of 50 cPs for semi-firm gel formation at a low level of use.


METHOCEL™ F50 is utilized as a suspension aid in extrusion and PVC processing. It also functions as a rheology modifier, binder, lubricant, film former, and surface modifier. METHOCEL™ F50 is commonly used in plastics, coatings, inks, and cleaning solutions.

  • Coatings and Inks: METHOCEL™ F50  is used as surface modifier, 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.

  • Plastics: METHOCEL™ F50 acts as a suspension agent in PVC polymerization. The product provides exceptional particle size control, low reactor scaling, high bulk densities, and advanced plasticizer absorption.

Features & Benefits

Enables gelation, reversible gelation with heating
Thermoplastic for extrusion applications
Improves properties such as adhesion, spreadability, and homogeneity
Elastic to brittle viscosity builder
Advanced rheology control
Prevents friction through high lubricity

Product Specifications

Gelation Temp 62 - 68 °C
Methoxyl: 27.0 - 30.0%
Hydroxypropoxyl: 4.0 - 7.5%
Viscosity, 2% in water @20°C: 40 - 60 cPs

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