What Are the Main Uses of Cellulose HPMC?

Cellulose HPMC is widely used in construction materials, coatings, synthetic resins, ceramics, medicine, food, textile, agriculture, cosmetics, tobacco and other industries. HPMC can be divided into construction grade, food grade and medical grade according to its usage.

Currently, most domestic products are construction grade. In the construction grade, the amount of putty powder is very large, about 90% of which is used as putty powder, and the rest is used as cement mortar and glue.

The following Hpmc Company give us a description of the main uses of HPMC cellulose:
Construction industry: HPMC is used as a water retaining agent and retarder in cement mortars to make them pumpable. Used as a binder in plaster mortar, plaster, putty powder or other construction materials to improve application performance and prolong operation time. HPMC cellulose ether can be used to paste tiles, marble and plastic decoration, paste reinforcement and reduce the amount of cement. HPMC’s water-holding property makes the paste not crack due to too fast drying and enhances the strength after hardening.

Ceramic manufacturing industry: Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose is widely used as a binder in the manufacture of ceramic products.

Coating industry: HPMC is used as thickener, dispersant and stabilizer in the coating industry. HPMC has good solubility in water or organic solvents.

Ink printing: Used as thickener, dispersant and stabilizer in ink industry, HPMC has good solubility in water or organic solvents.

Plastics: used as mold release agent, softener, lubricant, etc.

PVC: As dispersant in PVC production, HPMC Cellulose is the main auxiliary for the preparation of PVC by suspension polymerization.

Others: The product is also widely used in leather, paper products, fruit and vegetable preservation, textile industry, etc.

Pharmaceutical industry: coating materials; film materials; speed control polymer materials for slow release formulations; stabilizers; suspension AIDS; tablet binders; viscosity enhancers.

HPMC cellulose is also widely used in the construction industry:
Cement mortar: improve the dispersibility of cement sand, greatly improve the plasticity and water retention of mortar, have the effect of preventing cracks and enhance the strength of cement.

Ceramic brick cement: improve the plasticity and water retention of pressed ceramic brick mortar, improve the adhesion of ceramic brick and prevent chalking.

Coating of refractory materials such as asbestos: acts as a suspension safety agent and fluidity improver, while improving adhesion to the substrate.

Gypsum concrete: Improves water retention and workability, and enhances adhesion to the substrate.

Bonding cement. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose HPMC is added to gypsum board joint cements to improve flow and water retention.

Latex putty: HPMC products improve the flow and water retention of resin latex based putties.

Gypsum: As an alternative slurry to natural substances, it improves water retention and improves adhesion to substrates.

Coatings: As a plasticizer for emulsion coatings, it improves the handling properties and flow of coatings and putty powders.

Spraying: It is good for preventing sinking of cement system or latex system, improving fluidity and spraying form.

Secondary products of cement and gypsum: HPMC is used with gypsum retarder as a press-out molding binder for cement asbestos series and other hydraulic substances to improve fluidity and obtain uniform molding products.

Fiber wall: It is effective as a binder for sand wall due to its anti-enzyme and anti-bacterial effects.

Others: It can be used as a foam retention agent for thin mortar and slurry hydraulic operators.

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