Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC)

Hydroxyethyl cellulose(HEC)


1.Product description

Hydroxyethyl Cellulose is non-ionic cellulose ether produced from the raw material of natural polymer cellulose through a series of chemical processing.which can be dissolved in hot or cold water, and has the characteristics of thickening,suspending,adhesives,dispersion,emulsion,film forming,adsorption,water retaining,polymers protective colloid,etc.

2.Specs & application




White or light yellow powder

Molar substitution m.s


Ash content(%)

≤ 3

Moisture (%)

≤ 5

Transmittance %


pH (1%,25°C)


Water insoluble matter(%)

≤ 0.5

Viscosity (mPa.s) 2% 20℃


Bulk Density g/l


This product is a white or slightly yellow, odorless and tasteless easy flowing powder, the softening temperature is 135-140°C; the performance density is 0.35-0 .61g/ml; the decomposition temperature is 205-210 °C; both soluble in cold water and soluble in hot water.Generally, it’s insoluble in most organic solvents;When the pH value in the 2-12 range, the viscosity change is small, but more than this range, the viscosity decreased.
•colloid-protect reagent
•oil drilling
•other industries
3.HUALIAN HEC Advantage & Effect:  
HUALIAN HEC-containing components latex paint has fast dissolving, low foam, thickening effect, good color scalability and more stable performance. It nonionic features help stable in a wide range of pH value range and allowed to have a broad range of formulations; High viscosity grade products have been developed primarily used in the production of water-soluble latex paint, And the dosage is smaller than other thickeners.
In addition, HEC can also as a thickener, dispersant, bonding agent and stabilizer used in oil drilling, agriculture, paper, ink, daily chemical, textile and other industries, etc.