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Application range and advantages of hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC)

Application range and advantages of hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC)

Wilton www.cellulosehpmc.com 2023-08-29 18:02:59

Hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) is a widely used organic compound, and its application range is as follows:

In building materials, HEC can be used as a water-retaining agent and retarder for cement mortar, making the mortar pumpable, improving spreadability and prolonging operable time.
In ceramic manufacturing, HEC is widely used as a binder.
In the paint industry, HEC is used as a thickener, dispersant and stabilizer, and has good compatibility in water or organic solvents.
In the textile industry, HEC can be used as a sizing agent, adhesive, thickener, emulsion stabilizer, etc.
In the petroleum industry, HEC is used as a thickener and fluid loss reducer for water-based drilling fluids and completion fluids, and has an obvious thickening effect in brine drilling fluids. It can also be used as fluid loss reducer for oil well cement.
In food, HEC is used as a stabilizer.

Hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) has the following advantages:

Excellent coating performance, can provide good thickening effect, reduce flocculation, and improve the scrub resistance of coatings.
Moisturizing, can form a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent water loss and keep the skin hydrated.
Softening effect, able to penetrate into the surface of the skin, soften the stratum corneum, and make the skin softer and smoother.
Cleansing effect, used as an emulsifier in cosmetics, can effectively cleanse the skin and remove dirt and residue.
Biodegradable, will not pollute the environment.
It can be well compatible with other substances and has strong compatibility.