MC: Methyl Cellulose

Methyl Cellulose is physically inert and is widely used as a thickener, protective colloid, auxiliary emulsifier, pigment, adhesive and film-forming agent for pharmaceutical tablets and cosmetics.

It can be used for eye drops, drug stabilizers, oral laxatives, mouthwash and corneal wetting fluids for contact lenses. It is also used as a sustained-release, hydrophilic reinforcing material, micro-porous film or in multilayer coating formulations.

Technical specification

Item Grade: 55HD
Methoxy (WT%) 27.5-31.5
Gelation temperature (˚C) 50.0-55.0
Viscosity (mPa.s) (2% solu., 20˚C) 15, 20, 50, 100, 400, 4000
Loss on drying (%) ≤5.0
Residue on ignition (%) ≤1.0
pH 4.0-8.0
Heavy metals (ppm) ≤20
Arsenic (ppm) ≤2.0

Packing: 25kg fibre drum with inner liner, 450kg pallet, 9MT. in 20"FT FCL.