High Water Retention Agent Construction Grade HPMC Used in Drymix MortarJune 7th 2023
As a construction grade hpmc manufacturer, SLEOCHEM with its own hpmc factory will share it with you. Today we will let all you know what is hpmc and what properties are they?
Construction grade hpmc is used as a water-retaining agent and retarder for cement mortar to make the mortar pumpable. Used as a binder in plaster, plaster, putty powder or other building materials to improve spreadability and prolong operation time. It can be used to paste ceramic tiles, marble, plastic decoration, paste enhancer, and can also reduce the amount of cement. The water retention properties of HPMC prevent the slurry from cracking due to drying too fast after application, and enhance the strength after hardening.
The Chemical properties of Hpmc:
1. Appearance: white or almost white powder.
2. Granularity: the pass rate of 100 mesh is greater than 98.5%; the pass rate of 80 mesh is 100%. Special specifications have a particle size of 40-60 mesh.
3. Carbonization temperature: 280-300℃
4. Apparent density: 0.25-0.70g/cm (usually around 0.5g/cm), specific gravity 1.26-1.31.
5. Discoloration temperature: 190-200℃
6. Surface tension: 42-56dyn/cm for 2% aqueous solution.
7. Solubility: soluble in water and some solvents, such as ethanol/water, propanol/water in appropriate proportions. The aqueous solution has surface activity. High transparency and stable performance. Different specifications of products have different gel temperatures, and solubility changes with viscosity. The lower the viscosity, the greater the solubility. Different specifications of HPMC have different performances. The dissolution of HPMC in water is not affected by pH.
8. As the content of methoxy group decreases, the gel point of HPMC increases, the water solubility decreases, and the surface activity also decreases.
9. HPMC also has the characteristics of thickening ability, salt resistance, low ash powder, pH stability, water retention, dimensional stability, excellent film-forming properties, and extensive enzyme resistance, dispersibility and adhesion.