what we should know about cellulose ether in next few years
Cellulose Ether has the basic structure of cellulose-anhydroglucose structure. In the process of producing cellulose ether, the cellulose fiber is first heated in an alkaline solution, and then treated with an etherifying agent. The fibrous reaction product is purified and ground to form a uniform powder with a certain fineness.
In the production process of MC, only methyl chloride is used as an etherifying agent; in addition to methyl chloride, propylene oxide is also used to obtain hydroxypropyl substituents in the production of HPMC. Various cellulose ethers have different methyl and hydroxypropyl substitution rates, which affect the organic compatibility and thermal gel temperature of the cellulose ether solution.
Due to the structural differences in market demand for cellulose ethers, a situation where companies with different strengths can coexist. In view of the obvious characteristics of structural differentiation of market demand, domestic cellulose ether manufacturers have adopted a differentiated competitive strategy based on their own strengths, and at the same time, they have a good grasp of the development trend and direction of the market.