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Methyl Cellulose

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Other Names

Cellulose methyl ether
Methylated cellulose

Methyl Cellulose

About Methyl Cellulose

Methyl cellulose is a synthetic, water-soluble polymer. Methyl cellulose is widely used in a variety of industries, including food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. It’s commonly used as a thickener or emulsifier.

Methyl cellulose is particularly useful because it is non-toxic, biodegradable, and does not have any significant impact on the taste or odor of the products in which it is used. It is also stable over a wide range of temperatures and pH levels.

Food Applications

In the food industry, methyl cellulose is used as a thickening and stabilizing agent, and is often added to sauces, soups, and dressings. It is also used as a fat replacer in low-fat or fat-free foods, as it can mimic the texture and mouthfeel of fat. In baking, methyl cellulose can improve the texture and shelf life of baked goods.

Pharmaceuticals Applications

In the pharmaceutical industry, methyl cellulose is used as a binder, filler, and disintegrant in tablets and capsules. It is also used as a viscosity modifier in eye drops and other topical medications.

Cosmetic Uses

In the cosmetics industry, methyl cellulose is used as a thickener, emulsifier, and stabilizer in lotions, creams, and other personal care products. It can also help to improve the texture and spreadability of these products.

Additional Uses

Methyl cellulose is used in mortar to improve properties such as workability, viscosity and adhesion. It’s used in paint as rheological modifier to prevent sagging.

Purchasing Options

  • 25kg bag

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