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Methyl cellulose (MC)
MIKEM Methyl Cellulose Description
MIKEM Methyl Cellulose (MC) is a non-ionic cellulose ether, which is prepared by introducing methyl groups into cellulose through etherification.
MC is an odorless white or white-like fibrous or granular powder. Although our MC products are not soluble in absolute ethanol, ether, or acetone, they can be quickly dispersed in hot water at 80~90>℃, and promptly dissolved after cooling. MC aqueous solution is relatively stable at room temperature. However, when the temperature rises to a certain level, the solution will gel, and when the temperature drops below the critical temperature, the gel will become a solution. Our MC products perform excellently in wettability, dispersion, adhesion, thickening, emulsification, water retention, film-formation, and grease resistance. The formed film has excellent electrical resistance, flexibility, and transparency. It is a non-ionic cellulose ether, so it is compatible with other emulsifiers.
Methylcellulose products act as film-forming agents and adhesives in the construction, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and food industries. They can also be used as dispersants and thickeners in textile printing and dyeing and synthetic resin. Besides, methylcellulose is widely used in various oral and topical formulations.