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Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC)
MelaColl HEC Description
MelaCollTM is a trademark for MIKEM’s cellulose products and derivatives. Our MelaCollTM products include Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose (HPMC or Hypromellose), Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC), Hydroxyethyl Methyl Cellulose (HEMC) and Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC).
MelaColl Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) is a nonionic, water-soluble polymer that consists of two components: cellulose and hydroxyethyl side chain. The manufacturing process is as follows: the purified cellulose is reacted with sodium hydroxide to form swollen alkaline cellulose, and then it is reacted with ethylene oxide to create a series of Hydroxyethylcellulose ethers.
Our HEC products have many properties, such as water retention, thickening, suspension, anti-microbial erosion, high salt tolerance, and ion/PH insensitive. They have been applied in various industries, including paints and coatings, oil drilling, adhesives and sealants, ceramic, metal castings, personal care, pharmaceuticals, and paper industry.
For more information about our MelaCollTM products, please visit www.melacoll.com.