Construction Chemicals

Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose

HPMC (Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose)

Michem Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose (HPMC) is an essential additive for drymix mortars and ready-to-use applications such as tile adhesives, wall putty, plasters, renders, and so on. Available in a wide range of grades for all your needs.

HPMC CAS No. 9004-65-3
Packing25kg/bag, custom packing available
Delivery7-10 working days
Payment TermsT/T or L/C at sight

Product Details

Product Description

Michem Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose (HPMC) is a non-ionic, water soluble cellulose ether polymer obtained from refined cotton, which offers a variety of functional properties when dissolved in water. It can be used as thickeners, binders, surfactants, protective colloids,suspending agents and water retention agents in many building materials.

Product Specifications 

Appearance:white or off-white powder
Moisture:≤5 %
Ash:≤5 %
Methoxy content:19-24 %
Hydroxypropyl content:4-12 %
pH value:6-8
Viscosity:400-75,000 mPa.s (Brookfield RV, 2%)
hpmc for wall putty

Michem HPMC MH-100K
For Wall Putty / Skim coat

Excellent adhesion & Good open time & Sag resistance

Michem HPMC MH-200K
For Tile Adhesive

Excellent adhesion & Good open time & Sag resistance

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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

Michem offer general and modified Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose (HPMC) for drymix mortars and ready-to-use applications such as tile adhesives, wall putty, plasters, renders, and so on. Our tailored solution provides you with the most suitable products for your specific requirements.

Grade(Brookfield-RV, 2% )Recommend ApplicationProduct Advantages
MH04K300-500Self-leveling floor compoundsExcellent liquidity & Extend open time
MH75K35000-40000Skim Coat/ Wall Putty; Cement based Render; Gypsum Plaster; Repair mortar; Tile AdhesivesGood workability & Good sag resistance
MH100K45000-60000Skim Coat/ Wall Putty; Cement based Render; Gypsum Plaster; Repair mortar; Tile AdhesivesGood workability & less lump formation
& Good sag resistance
MH150K55000-65000Tile Adhesives; Skim Coat/ Wall Putty; Cement based Render; Gypsum Plaster; Repair mortarGood workability & Good sag resistance
MH200K65000-80000Tile Adhesives; EIFS/ETICS; Skim Coat/ Wall Putty; Cement based Render; Gypsum PlasterGood sag resistance & Excellent water retention & High adhesive strength
MH200D65000-80000Floor cleaners; Detergents;
Dishwashing agent
Solutions of good clarity & Good compatibility & Good storage stability

How does Michem HPMC improve the final product?

Thickening effect

Michem HPMC Increases the viscosity of the product and enhances the stability of the suspension. When used as a thickener in building applications, it prevents segregation and improves the cohesion of the formulation components.

Water retention

Michem HPMC Substantially reduces the loss of water when applied to water absorbing materials especially in high temperature environments, effectively prolong the opening time.

Slip resistance

Michem HPMC Increases the thixotropy of the product and prevents sagging to various substrates. Provides adhesives with better slip properties.

Open time & Tensile adhesion strength

Less skin formation and high water retention through Michem HPMC ensure better quality during longer working time on the field. Addition of Michem HPMC ensure longer open time, higher tensile adhesion strength and better workability.

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What is HPMC?

HPMC (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose) is a chemically modified cellulose polymer used extensively in various industrial applications, including construction, pharmaceuticals, and food production. It is a non-ionic, water-soluble polymer derived from natural cellulose, which undergoes a series of chemical reactions to produce a versatile compound with unique properties.

What is the viscosity of HPMC?

The viscosity of Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) can vary widely depending on its molecular weight and degree of substitution. HPMC is often characterized by its viscosity in solution, typically measured in centipoises (cP) at a specific concentration (usually 2% in water) and temperature (usually 20°C).
Common viscosity grades of HPMC include:
- Low viscosity: 10 - 100 cP
- Medium viscosity: 400 - 20,000 cP
- High viscosity: 40,000 - 100,000 cP or more
For precise information, you would need to refer to the specific product's technical data sheet provided by the manufacturer.

What are the applications of HPMC?

HPMC has a wide range of applications across various industries due to its versatile properties. Here are some of the key applications: Pharmaceuticals, Food Industry, Construction, Personal Care and Cosmetics, Paints and Coatings, Adhesives, Detergents, Textiles.

What are the typical applications of HPMC in the construction field?

HPMC is a versatile additive in the construction field, providing numerous benefits to various construction materials. Here are the typical applications of HPMC in construction: Cement-Based Plasters and Renders, Tile Adhesives, Joint Compounds, Wall Putty, Self-Leveling Compounds, Gypsum-Based Products, EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems), Repair Mortars.

HPMC in the tile adhesive, what is its main function?

The main functions of HPMC (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose) in tile adhesive are as follows:
Thickening: HPMC acts as a thickening agent, increasing the viscosity of the tile adhesive, making it easier to apply and handle.
Water Retention: HPMC effectively retains water, preventing the adhesive from drying out too quickly. This ensures that the adhesive has enough time to hydrate and cure properly, enhancing bond strength.
Extended Open Time: By adjusting the amount of HPMC, the open time of the tile adhesive (the period during which it remains effective for bonding tiles after application) can be extended, improving work efficiency.
Anti-Slip: HPMC enhances the anti-slip properties of the tile adhesive, preventing tiles from moving during installation, ensuring accurate placement.
Increased Bond Strength: By improving the rheological and water retention properties of the adhesive, HPMC increases the final bond strength.
Improved Freeze-Thaw Stability: HPMC helps enhance the freeze-thaw stability of the tile adhesive, allowing it to maintain good bonding performance even in low-temperature environments.
These functions make HPMC an indispensable component in tile adhesives.

Is It Good HPMC? Things you Need to Know

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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