Hydroxyethyl Methylcellulose (MHEC)

Hydroxyethyl Methylcellulose (MHEC)


Hydroxyethyl methylcellulose provides many of the same benefits as other methylcellulose derivatives, such as the ability to efficiently thicken and provide water retention, These products, offered under the CELOPRO™ MH brand, are highly effective additives used to improve the quality and processing characteristics of building materials such as plasters and renders, mortars, tile adhesives, joint compounds and emulsion paints.

Product Properties

Constitution Methyl hydroxy ethyl cellulose
Appearance White Powder
Substitution degree Standard etherification
Ionicity Nonionic

Product Specification(1cps=1mPa.s)

Product Grade Viscosity(cps) Delayed Solubility Series
MH15M FP 10,000 – 20,000 No Celopro® MH
MH15MS FP 10,000 – 20,000 Yes
MH25M FP 20,000 – 30,000 No
MH25MS FP 20,000 – 30,000 Yes
MH30M FP 25,000 – 35,000 No
MH40M FP 35,000 – 45,000 No
MH40MS FP 35,000 – 45,000 Yes
MH55M FP 50,000 – 60,000 No
MH55MS FP 50,000 – 60,000 Yes
MH60M FP 55,000 – 65,000 No
MH70M FP 65,000 – 75,000 No
MH70MS FP 65,000 – 75,000 Yes


Product Grade Application property
MH25M FP Drymix Mortar Cement One Coat
MH40MS FP Drymix Mortar Emulsion Tile Adhesive
MH25MS FP Paint & Coatings Exterior Paints
MH25MS FP Home Care Detergent / Washing Up Liquids
MH15M FP Ceramic Powder Metallurgy
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