HEC Hydroxyethyl Cellulose

HEC is an effective thickener and binder for cement slurry and mortar. It can improve the fluidity and construction performance of the mortar, and prolong the water evaporation time, and increase the initial cracks of the concrete.

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Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) 

Product introduction

Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) is a non-ionic water-soluble cellulose ether used as thickener, protective colloid, water-retaining agent and fluid in various applications such as water-based coatings, building materials, oilfield chemicals and personal care products. change modifier.

hec hydroxyethyl cellulose

Product specification

Exteriorwhite or pale yellow solid
Molar substitution (MS)1.4-2.4
Thermal stability
softening temperature °C135-400
Decomposition temperature °C205-210
Specific gravity (hot film 20°C/20°C)1.38-1.40
2% aqueous solution
Surface TensionN/M0.06-0.065

Product application

1. For water-based latex coatings: It can significantly improve thickening and leveling performance.

2. For Oil drilling: It can improve mud carrying capacity during drilling, and prevent a large amount of water from entering the oil layer from the mud, and stabilize the oil layer production capacity.

3. For building construction and building materials: It used for painting gypsum, bonding gypsum, gypsum putty can significantly improve its water retention and bonding strength.

4. For toothpaste: HEC can guarantee the stability of toothpaste paste due to its strong salt resistance and acid resistance. In addition, the toothpaste is not easy to dry due to its high water retention and emulsifying ability.

5. For water-based ink, HEC can make the ink dry quickly and not penetrate.

6.Widely used in textile printing and dyeing, papermaking, and daily chemicals.


Packing & Storage


1. Inner double plastic bags----25kg/Fiber drum or 25kg/bag

2. Inner double plastic bags----5kg/Aluminum foil bag

3. Inner double plastic bags----1kg/Aluminum foil bag


1. Stock products are normally shipping within 3 working days. 

2. For big order, we will finish loading within 7-20days after getting deposit or LC.

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