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As with all Chemcolloids cellulosic range, the MC (Methylcellulose) and HPMC (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) products are sold under the brand name CLEARCEL. Both the MC and HPMC products can be found in industries such as

  • Food
  • Adhesives
  • Mortars
  • Groutings
  • Cosmetics
  • Paper
  • Textiles
  • Latex

where their function may range from

  • Rheology control
  • Moisture retention
  • Thickening 
  • Emulsification
  • Film forming 
  • Binding.

MC and HPMC solutions show the unusual property of forming a structured gel upon heating. This property makes both the MC and HPMC product groups unique and gives them considerable scope in areas such as food applications, for example, extruded potato chips where the film forming characteristics of the products, upon heating, help reduce oil uptake into the potato chip. When used in pie fillings the same film forming characteristic will help prevent the filling from leaching into the pastry case.

This same thermal gelation property can be used in other industries such as Adhesives where the gelation can control penetration and setting of adhesives onto other base materials. The added property of excellent moisture control can also increase the "open" time of groutings and mortars giving extended workability and increased bonding.


Please contact us to discuss your MC and HPMC needs.