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Carboxymethyl Cellulose, CMC

We are one of largest Carboxymethyl Cellulose Suppliers in the UK. Chemcolloids has strong ties with the Far East and our manufacturing partners are able to supply an extensive range of Carboxymethyl Cellulose for which the Chemcolloids trade name is CLEARCEL. Our CLEARCEL products offer the market competitively priced alternatives to the branded products from the major suppliers.

Our CLEARCEL trade name is used across the range of CMC, HEC, HPMC and MC and we stock and supply products from each area here in the UK.

Carboxymethyl Cellulose, CMC, is a water soluble, anionic polymer and is the most commonly used of the cellulosic groups.

CLEARCEL CMC's produce smooth, colourless, transparent solutions.  

CMC's can be found in industries as diverse as

  • Food
  • Drilling
  • Detergents manufacture
  • Paper
  • Textiles
  • Cosmetics

where its function may range from

  • Rheology control
  • Moisture retention
  • Thickening 
  • Suspension 
  • Film forming 
  • Binding

Carboxymethyl Cellulose are commercially available with viscosities as low as 10cps to as high as 6000cps. At Chemcolloids we have found that the most commonly used viscosity levels are 30cps and 4000cps and so these are our two primary stock products in our UK warehouse.  With these two stock products we can offer high and low viscosity CLEARCEL CMC's and have the flexibility to blend intermediate ranges to prescribed specifications.