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Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC)

Industrial Applications
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$5.00 USD
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Hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) is a refined, non-ionic polymer derived from the etherification of cellulose, the foundational structural component of plant cell walls. Characterized by its unique hydroxyethyl groups, HEC boasts superior water solubility and exceptional thickening capabilities. Its molecular structure, specifically the degree of substitution (DS), plays a pivotal role in determining its rheological properties, making it adaptable to a wide range of applications. Furthermore, HEC's non-ionic profile ensures broad compatibility with various ingredients, eliminating concerns of precipitation or adverse interactions. Exhibiting shear-thinning behavior, HEC is not only optimal for achieving desired viscosities but also ensures ease of application and post-application stability. As a testament to its versatility, HEC is a trusted choice across industries, from personal care to construction, setting the gold standard for formulation excellence.


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High Viscosity Grade


Low Viscosity Grade



Applications Functions
Personal Care and Cosmetics

Hair Care Products: Used in shampoos and conditioners to provide thickening and improve the texture.

Skin Care Products: Acts as a thickener and stabilizer in lotions, creams, and gels.

Toothpaste: Provides consistency and texture.

Pharmaceuticals Topical Formulations: Used in creams, lotions, and gels for its thickening and stabilizing properties.

Eye Drops: Acts as a viscosity enhancer to improve retention time on the eye.

Construction and Paints

Paints and Coatings: Used to control the viscosity and improve the application properties.

Tile Adhesives: Provides water retention and workability.
Cement and Plasters: Improves water retention and consistency.

Household Products

Detergents and Cleaners: Used to thicken and stabilize liquid detergents and cleaning products.

Liquid Soaps: Provides a desirable consistency and feel.

Oil and Gas Industry

Fracking Fluids: Used as a thickening agent to carry proppant sand in hydraulic fracturing operations.

Drilling Mud: Enhances the viscosity and helps in stabilizing the drilling fluid.

Textile Industry Printing: Used in textile printing to control the viscosity of the printing paste, ensuring sharpness and clarity of prints.

Finishing: Provides a smooth finish to fabrics.

Paper Industry
Paper Coating: Improves the spreadability and evenness of coatings on paper surfaces.

Agriculture Pesticide and Herbicide Formulations: Used to stabilize and thicken spray solutions, ensuring uniform application.


Technical Data Sheet _ GA8005

Technical Data Sheet _ GA8003

Safety Data Sheet 

Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC)
  • Grade: GA8005
  • Size: 250 G

* The above information is for reference only, the prospective user is responsible for determining whether the products are appropriate for your use, and for ensuring that your usage and workplace practice are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

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