KimaCell®HPMC E6 FG Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose has thermoreversible gelling properties.
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose must be dissolved in cold water or normal temperature water. When the aqueous solution is heated, the viscosity will continue to decrease, and gelation will occur when it reaches a certain temperature. At this time, the transparent solution of HPMC begins to It becomes milky white and opaque, and the apparent viscosity increases rapidly. This temperature is called the thermal gel initiation temperature. As the gel cools, the apparent viscosity drops rapidly. Finally, the viscosity curve when cooling is consistent with the initial heating viscosity curve, the gel turns into a solution, the solution turns into a gel when heated, and the process of turning back into a solution after cooling is reversible and repeatable. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose has a higher thermal gelation onset temperature than methylcellulose and a lower gel strength.
HPMC E6 FG
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 E6 FG has the characteristic of reversible thermal gelation, it presents a gel state when heated, and can return to a liquid continuous state when cooled, and has a good ability to lock water, thereby reducing water loss and oil content.
Hydroxypropyl Methyl cellulose improves the heat setting and adhesion properties of the batter and the coating rate of the product, increases the brittleness of the product, improves the color of the product and reduces the oil content.