Hydroxyethyl Cellulose

Short Description:

Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) polymer is a hydroxyethyl ether of cellulose, obtained by treating cellulose with Sodium Hydroxide  and reacting with ethylene oxide. HEC polymers are largely used as water-binder and thickening agent in many industry applications, that is, personal care products, pharmaceutical formulations, building materials, adhesives, etc., and as stabilizer for liquid soaps. They are available as white free-flowing granular powders that easily dissolve in cold and hot water to give transparent solutions with varying viscosities depending on polymer concentration, type and temperature.

  • Product Name: Hydroxyethyl Cellulose
  • Product Code: Cosmate HEC
  • INCI Name: Hydroxyethylcellulose
  • CAS : 9004-62-0
  • Product Detail

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    Product Tags

    Cosmate HEC,is a cellulose etherified with hydroxyethyl groups to give the desired properties,is a nonionic water-soluble polymer,is a white,free-flowing granular powder.It’s insoluble in organic solvents,but it is ealisy dispersed in cold and hot water to give solution of varying viscosities.

    Cosmate HEC is used as a thickener,protective colloid,binder,stabilizer,and suspending agent.In personal care sector,Cosmate HEC is used in thickening shampoos,conditioners,liquid soaps,masks,and shaving creams.

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    Cosmate HEC Hydroxyethyl Cellulose

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    Viscosity(Measured at 1%m2% aqueous solution,25℃,Brookfiled,mPa.s)

    Cosmate HEC 1% aqueous solution 2% aqueous solution
    Cosmate HECPF300 20~40 250~450
    Cosmate HECPF2000 / 1,500~2,500
    Cosmate HECPF5000 360~560 4,500~6,500
    Cosmate HECPF10000 / 5,500~8,000
    Cosmate HECPF15000 / 15,000~20,000
    Cosmate HECPF30000 1,500~2,000 17,000~22,000
    Cosmate HECPF50000 / 25,000~31,000
    Cosmate HECPF100H 3,400~5,000 41,000~51,000

     Other Key Technical Parameters

    Moisture 5.0% max.
    Ash Content 3.0% max.
    PH Value(1% Solution,25℃) 6.0~8.5
    As 2 ppm max.
    Pb 20 ppm max.
    Bacterial Count 1000 cfu/g max.
    Mold & Yeast 100 cfu/g
    Staphylococcus Aureus Negative
    Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Negative


    Application Application Range Function
    Construction Cement mortar, Concrete mix Thickening
    Latex paint, polymer emulsifying Thickening, water-retaining, retarding
    Paper-making Sizing agent Thickening, water-retaining
    Cosmetics Toothpaste, shampoo, Detergent Thickening, stabilizing
    Ceramics Enameling Water-retaining
    Petroleum Oil Well drilling, completing fluids Water-retaining, Thickening
    Fluid-loss controlling

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