KimaCell® MHEC MH15M methyl hydroxyethyl cellulose can be used as water retention agent, thickener, binder, dispersant, stabilizer, suspending agent, emulsifier and film-forming aid, etc. Because cellulose ether has a good water retention and thickening effect on mortar, it can significantly improve the workability of mortar, so cellulose ether is the most commonly used water-soluble polymer in mortar. In mortar, cementitious materials such as cement and gypsum need to be hydrated with water in order to set. A reasonable amount of cellulose ether can keep the moisture in the mortar for a long enough time, so that the setting and hardening process can continue.
|Chemical name||Methyl Hydroxyethyl Cellulose|
|Synonym||Cellulose ether, 2-hydroxyethyl methyl cellulose, Cellulose, 2-hydroxyethyl methyl ether, hydroxyethyl Methyl cellulose, MHEC, HEMC|
|Product Grade||MHEC MH15M|
|Solubility||Water Soluble Cellulose ether|
|Physical form||White to off-white cellulose powder|
|Viscosity Brookfield 2% solution||12000-18000mPa.s|
|Viscosity NDJ 2% solution||12000-18000mPa.S|
|Mesh size||99% pass 100mesh|
KimaCell® MHEC MH15M methyl hydroxyethyl cellulose can improve the water retention of dry-mixed mortar and reduce the consistency of dry-mixed mortar. Adjusting the amount of cellulose ether can meet the needs of mortar used in different projects.
The addition of cellulose ether reduces the flexural strength and compressive strength of the mortar, but increases the folding ratio and bonding strength to a certain extent, thereby improving the durability of the mortar.
The addition of cellulose ether can improve the shrinkage performance of mortar, and with the increase of its content, the shrinkage value of mortar becomes smaller and smaller. But when the amount of cellulose ether reaches a certain level, the shrinkage value of the mortar increases to a certain extent due to the increase of the air-entraining amount.