KimaCell® HEC HS60000 Hydroxyethyl cellulose is an important cellulose ether that is developing rapidly, and it is also a cellulose ether variety to be developed in the domestic market in the next few years. HEC is a non-ionic cellulose ether made from cotton and wood through alkalization and ethylene oxide etherification. Due to its non-ionic characteristics of not interacting with positive and negative ions and good compatibility, HEC can be used as a coating agent, binder, cement and gypsum additive, thickener, suspending agent, pharmaceutical excipient, and anti-fog agent, oil well fracturing fluid, drilling treatment agent, fiber and paper sizing agent, wetting solution, dispersant, film additive, ink additive, preservative and scale inhibitor, cosmetics, toothpaste, film casting agent, thermal recording paper, Lubricants, sealants, gels, waterproofing agents, bactericides, bacterial culture media, etc., are widely used in the fields of coatings, petroleum, construction, daily chemicals, polymer polymerization, and textile industries.
2-Hydroxy ethyl cellulose; Cellulose hydroxyethyl ether, Cellulose ether, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose
Water Soluble Cellulose ether
White to off-white cellulose powder
5.0 – 8.0
Degree of substitution
1.8 - 2.5
Viscosity Brookfield, 1% solution
Viscosity NDJ 2% Solution
KimaCell® HEC HS60000 Hydroxyethyl cellulose is widely used in paint and coatings.
Paint & coating is the largest application field of HEC. HEC is used as a dispersant, thickener and pigment suspending agent in the production process of latex paint to stabilize the viscosity of the product, reduce agglomeration, and make the paint film smooth and smooth. It can also make the latex paint have better rheology and withstand higher stress. Shear strength, and can provide good leveling, scratch resistance and pigment uniformity. At the same time, HEC has excellent workability. The paint thickened with HEC can be applied by brushing, rolling, filling, spraying and other construction methods. It has the advantages of labor saving, not easy to drip, sag, and less splashing. HEC has excellent color development, and has excellent compatibility with most colorants and binders, so that the formulated latex paint has excellent color consistency and stability.