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METHOCEL™ K15MS

Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) thickener with low substitution. Yields viscosity of 15,000 cP at low addition levels. Surface treated to enhance gloss.

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Product Overview

METHOCEL™ K15MS is a water-soluble cellulose ether polymer with similar properties as METHOCEL™ K15M, except it is surface-treated for delayed dissolution. The product provides viscosity of 15,000 cP and gelation temperature of 70°C - 90°C (158°F - 194°F).

Applications

METHOCEL™ K15MS is modified for retarded dissolution which makes it a perfect fit for adhesives, gel packs, drilling fluids, and other delayed thickening applications.

  • Adhesives: METHOCEL™ K15MS can be used as film former, thickener and binders in adhesives. It provides wet-tack, quick set, fast dry, and oil resistance to various types of adhesives.

  • METHOCEL™ K15MS has also been used in cleaners, asphalt emulsions, and plastic injection applications. It functions as a surface modifier and provides lubricity for smoother surface and application.

Features & Benefits

Delayed dissolution
Water-soluble
Effective surface modifier
Improves properties such as adhesion, spreadability, and homogeneity
Provides wet tack and fast dry properties
Enables gelation, reversible gelation with heating
Wide range of PH stability

Product Specifications

Methoxyl: 19.0 - 24.0%
Hydroxypropoxyl: 7.0 - 12.0%
Viscosity, 2% in water @20°C: 10,000 - 18,000 cP

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