Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC)

Hydroxyethyl Cellulose is a series of non-ionic soluble cellulose ether, which can be dissolved in hot or cold water, and has the characteristics of thickening, suspending, adhesives, emulsion, film coating super absorbent polymers protective colloid, which is widely used in paints, cosmetics, oil drilling and other industries.
HEC provides excellent thickening efficiency, color development, open time, and superior resistance to biodegradation. It also plays a role in the emulsion, dispersion, stability and water retention. The coating has good rheological properties at different shear rates, and has good workability and leveling performance, good splash and sag resistance.

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The major advantages that HEC offers as a coating thickener are:
• Excellent color development and color acceptance
• High thickening efficiency
• Compatibility with a broad range of paint ingredients
• Batch to batch uniformity
• Good brush and roller application
• Anti-sagging properties
• Water soluble

As one of professional Hydroxyethyl cellulose suppliers, Zeicel provides series of high quality HEC products to meet several industries for our customers around the world. Our main HEC products include HEC-Z150B, HEC-ZHQ100.