Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose (HEC)

Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose (HEC)


Hydroxyethyl cellulose(HEC) is a gelling and thickening agent derived from cellulose. HEC is non-ionic, water-soluble materials that provide good properties of thickening, suspending, binding, emulsify, film-forming, stabilize, disperse, retain water and etc. And It is widely used in coatings, construction, medicine, food, papermaking and polymer polymerization industry. In medicine field, Hydroxyethyl cellulose and methyl cellulose(MHEC) are frequently used with hydrophobic drugs in capsule formulations, to improve the drugs’ dissolution in the gastrointestinal fluids.

Hydroxyethyl Cellulose Manufacturer

As one of professional Hydroxyethyl cellulose suppliers, Celotech provides series of high quality HEC products to meet several industries for our customers around the world. Our main HEC products include Celopro® HHB, Celopro® HLB and Celopre® H.

HEC Properties of CELOPRO® HHB

Constitution Hydroxy ethyl cellulose
Appearance White Powder
Substitution degree Standard etherification
Delayed Solubility Yes
Enzyne resistance Yes

Product Specification

Product Grade Viscosity(Brookfield,cps,1% water solution) Viscosity(Brookfield,cps,2% water solution)
HHB30S 1,500 – 2,400
HHB50S 2,400 – 3,300
HHB70S 3,300 – 5,600
HHB300S 150 – 400
HHB2000S 1,500 – 2,400
HHB6000S 5,500 – 6,500
HHB15S 1,500 – 2,400
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