KimaCell®HPMC E3 FG is Food-grade cellulose ether which is a recognized safe food additive. It can be used as a food thickener, stabilizer and moisturizer in the food industry to thicken, retain water, and improve taste. It has been widely used in developed countries. Widely used, mainly for baked goods, collagen casings, non-dairy cream, fruit juices, sauces, meat and other protein products, fried foods, etc. China, the United States, the European Union, and many other countries allow HPMC to be used as a food additive.
HPMC E3 FG
Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose (HPMC)
White to slightly off-white fibrous or granular powder.
Identification A to E
Loss on drying
Residue on ignition
Min. 98% pass through 100 mesh
Total plate count
Yeast and Mould
KimaCell® HPMC E3 FG is widely used in food ingredient.
In order to meet the health needs of low trans fatty acids and low saturated fatty acids in the food industry, the solidification of liquid oils into organogels has become one of the research hotspots in recent years. Adding small molecule organic gelling factors to vegetable oil and under certain processing conditions (such as heating and cooling) can make the vegetable oil form a gel-like substance. This gel-like oil is called gel oil. Gel oil has the advantages of semi-solid oil viscoelasticity, low trans fatty acid and saturated fatty acid, etc. It can be widely used in food, medicine, daily chemical products and other fields. Among the selection of gelling factors, hydrocolloids have received great attention due to their food-grade safety and low cost. It is reported that most of the hydrocolloids constituting oil are derivatives of hydrophilic cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, their foam structure can effectively absorb a large amount of liquid oil, and they have certain Gel strength and thermal stability. Although hydrocolloid gel oils have been reported as solid fat substitutes in foods, their application is very limited and limited to specific baked goods such as muffins, cakes, and sandwich cookies. Therefore, it is necessary to apply the hydrocolloid-based gel oil to more food types.