Hydroxyethyl Cellulose serves as a gelling and thickening agent derived from cellulose. Hydroxyethyl cellulose products offered by Chemtex are water-soluble polymers that thicken, form films, account for pseudoplastic solution behavior, retain water and tolerate salts. It is easily dissolved in cold or hot water to produce crystal-clear solutions of varying viscosities.
Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC) is widely used in building materials, oilfield chemicals, latex paints, and cleaning products, along with many other specialty applications. HEC finds applications in various industries including building and construction, metal castings and foundry, oil and gas technologies, adhesives and sealants, advanced ceramics, ceramics, commercial and institutional, pottery and porcelain, paint and coatings, personal care pharmaceutical and pulp and paper.