EC N20

EC N20

KimaCell® EC N20 ethyl cellulose is also called cellulose ether, referred to as EC. 

Molecular composition and structural formula: [C6H7O2(OC2H5)x(OH)3-x]n. 

Appearance: white to light yellow or light gray fluid powder or granules, odorless, tasteless, non-toxic, thermoplastic for EC with a degree of substitution above 1.5. 

Properties: The 5% suspension of EC is neutral to litmus paper; the softening point is 135~155°C, the melting point is 165~185°C, the pseudo specific gravity is 0.3~0.4g/cm3, and the relative density is 1.07~1.18g/cm3 , ignition point: 330-360OC; EC has good stability to light, heat, oxygen and humidity, stable to chemicals, not easy to burn; can withstand strong alkali, dilute acid and salt solution, EC is generally insoluble in water, but soluble in different Non-ionic cellulose ethers in organic solvents, such as alcohols, ethers, ketones, aromatics, halogenated hydrocarbons and other organic solvents; compatible with many celluloses, resins and almost all plasticizers; ethyl cellulose It has low flammability, low hygroscopicity, good electrical properties, and its films and plastics have good mechanical strength and flexibility in a wide temperature range.

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EC N20

Specification of EC N20

Chemical name

Ethyl Cellulose


Ethylcellulose, EC, Cellulose ether, Cellulose ethyl ether, ethyl ether of cellulose

CAS number




Product Grade

EC N20


Organic Soluble Cellulose ether

Physical form

White to off-white cellulose powder

Physical form

White powder or granule with odorless and tasteless.


47.5% - 49.5%


3.0% max



Residue on ignition

0.40% max

Heavy metal

20ppm max

HS code


Application of EC N20

KimaCell® EC N20 ethyl cellulose is used in various coatings, such as metal surface coatings, paper product coatings, rubber coatings, hot-melt coatings and integrated circuits; for inks, such as magnetic inks, gravure and flexographic printing inks; as cold-resistant materials; for Special plastics and special precipitation, such as rocket propellant coating tape; used in insulating materials and cable coatings; used in polymer suspension polymerization dispersants; used in cemented carbide and ceramic adhesives; used in textile industry as printing color Pulp, etc.

The most commonly used mixed solvents for ethyl cellulose (DS: 2.3~2.6) are aromatic hydrocarbons and alcohols. Aromatics can be benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene, etc., with an amount of 60-80%; alcohols can be methanol, ethanol, etc., with an amount of 20-40%. Slowly add EC to the container containing the solvent under stirring until it is completely wetted and dissolved.

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