Construction Chemicals

Hydroxyethyl cellulose

HEC (Hydroxyethyl cellulose)

Michem Hydroxyethyl cellulose(HEC) has good water retention, thickening, and suspension properties, Michem HEC offers functional properties and enhances product performance in emulsion-based building materials.

HEC CAS No.9004-62-0
Packing25kg/bag, custom packing available
Delivery7-10 working days
Payment TermsT/T or L/C at sight

Product Details

Product Description

Michem Hydroxyethyl cellulose(HEC) is non-ionic, water-soluble material that is derived from cellulose. Michem HEC provides good properties of water retention, thickening, suspension, anti-microbial erosion,  and PH insensitive. They have been applied in various industries, including paints and coatings, oil drilling, personal care products, etc.


Paints & Coatings
– Wide compatibility with paint components & colorants
– Rheology modifiers
– Pseudoplastic or associative viscosity build-up
– Viscosity stability
– Excellent long term stability on aging

Used as thickening
agent in washing
powders, pastes, soaps
and emulsions.

Oil Field
High Thickening Efficiency
Easy Dissolving
Eco-friendly material

michem hec for interior paints

Michem HEC HE30KB
For Interior Paints

Excellent anti-splash & Good suspension & Long open time

Michem HEC HE60KB
For Oil Drilling

Excellent suspension & High viscosity & Long open time

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We offer the most suitable grades for different uses. Get a cellulose ether solution according to your applications.

Our Honored Grades

GradeViscosity mPa.s
NDJ-1, 2% solution, 20C)
Recommend ApplicationProduct Advantages
HE30KB28000-33000Interior paints
Exterior paints
Good suspension & Excellent workability
HE60KB55000-65000Interior paints
Exterior paints
Good suspension & High viscosity & High temperature stability
HE100KB85000-110000Interior paints
Exterior paints
Good suspension & High viscosity & High temperature stability

How does Michem HEC improve the final product?

Thickening & Binding

Michem HEC provides thickening properties of its solutions and improves the degree of adhesion for formulations.

Water retention

Michem Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) helps to maintain the water content for formulations at desired levels.

pH stability

Stable in the range of pH 3.0~11.0.

Surface activity

Surfactant property in the solution where protective colloid functions and emulsifications are required.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have selected the most common questions that our customers have asked in the past, to ensure that we provide the best solutions and support to you.

We are happy to provide 200-500g samples for your testing. Please let us know which product and grades you are interested in. You can contact us through or to request a free sample,our sales representatives will reply you in 12 hours.

Certainly, we can provide you with the TDS (Technical Data Sheet), COA (Certificate of Analysis), and MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for our product.To receive these documents, please let us know which specific product you are interested in and provide us with your contact information. We will then send the requested documents to you as soon as possible.

Our MOQ is set at 1 ton to ensure that we can offer competitive pricing and maintain product quality. If you have any concerns about meeting the MOQ, please let us know and we will try to work with you to find a solution that meets your needs.

25kg/ Paper bag, 500kg or 600kg/Pallet.
Neutral packaging or custom packaging available.

20 Feet Container:
10,000kg (500kg each pallet,total 20 pallets).
40 Feet Container:
22,000kg (20 pallets of 500kg, 20 pallets of 600kg, total 40 pallets).
The size of each pallet(500kg) after pack the HPMC is:1.1m*1.1m*1.15m =1.39CBM

Our financial department accepts T/T or L/C At Sight .
Other payment terms need to be negotiated.

Yes, we do have equivalent products of MECELLOSE®, WALOCEL™, Tylose®, and other well-known brands. Our products are formulated to provide similar performance and quality as the branded products. We take pride in offering cost-effective solutions. Please provide us with the brand& grade you are using now so we can recommend the best matching replacement.

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