Construction Cellulose Ether(MHEC)

MikaZone™ MHEC(Methyl Hydroxyethyl Cellulose) is a water-soluble, non-ionic cellulose ether made from natural polymer material cellulose through a series of etherifications. It has the characteristics of thickening, dispersion, emulsification, film formation, suspension, adsorption, surface activity, moisture retention, and protective colloid.

MikaZone™ Cellulose Ether MHEC can provide longer open time, improved adhesive strength and slip-resistance properties, as well as excellent workability for the tile adhesives.

MHEC and HPMC differ primarily in their gel temperatures, which vary depending on the group content and the production technique, while the gel temperature of MHEC is usually higher than 80°C.

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Popular Cellulose Ether Products(HPMC/HEMC)

HEMC MK75E Technical Data Sheet

Full NameHydroxyethyl Methylcellulose
SolubilityWater Soluble
Ash content, %, max.5
Moisture content, %, max.5
pH(1% solution, 20°C)6-8
Gelation temperature, °C60 – 70
Viscosity, (NDJ, 2% solution in water, 20°C), mPa•s65000-800000

HPMC MK200P Technical Data Sheet

Full NameHydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
SolubilityWater Soluble
Ash content, %, max.5
Moisture content, %, max.5
pH(1% solution, 20°C)6-8
Gelation temperature, °C60 – 70
Viscosity, (NDJ, 2% solution in water, 20°C), mPa•s185000-200000


  • Mikazone™ cellulose ether(MHEC/HEMC) products are of great importance in dry-mixed mortars of building materials owing to their excellent thickening effect and water retention capacity.
  • They are mainly used in wall plasters, floor screeds, joint compounds for gypsum board paneling, and tile adhesives.

Properties & Benefits

Mikazone™ increases the viscosity of liquids and enhances the stability of suspension and emulsion systems.

Mikazone™ can dissolve in some organic solvents due to its special hydrophobic groups.

Mikazone™ reduces water loss in its formulations when applied to water-absorbing surfaces.

Mikazone™ has a surfactant property in solutions, it can act as a protective colloid and emulsifier

Self-leveling Compounds

In the realization of self-leveling properties, special low viscosity MikaZone™ cellulose ether (MHEC) plays an important role.

Gypsum Cornices

MikaZone™ Cellulose Ether(MHEC) for gypsum-based products' compressive strength, can quickly infiltrate into gypsum products without agglomeration.

Tile Grouts

MikaZone™ Cellulose Ether(MHEC) products contribute to several important properties in tile grouts & joint fillers.

Tile Adhesives

MikaZone™ cellulose ether(MHEC) products can ensure the smooth construction of different types of tiles on various substrates.

Gypsum Plasters

MikaZone™ Cellulose Ether(MHEC) products can provide excellent workability and a high coating rate for gypsum plasters.


MikaZone™ Cellulose Ether can be widely used for adhesive mortars and the embedding mortars in ETICS.

EPS Thermal Insulation Mortars

MikaZone™ Cellulose ether is an important element in EPS & VM insulation mortars.

FS ETICS Formwork

In the FS ETICS formwork, MikaZone™ Cellulose ether products play an important role.

Aerated Concrete Blocks Laying Mortars

The composite admixture mixed with MikaZone™ cellulose ether products greatly improves the workability of the mortars.

Lightweight Sandwich Wall Panels

The application of MikaZone™ Cellulose Ether can significantly enhance the machinability of the extruded lightweight sandwich panel

Decorative Renders

The addition of MikaZone™ cellulose ethers(MHEC) and other additives to decorative render will significantly improve the mortar's physical and mechanical properties.

Waterproofing Mortars

The addition of MikaZone™ cellulose ether(MHEC) can effectively improve the crack resistance, reduce the water absorption and dry shrinkage of the waterproofing mortars.

Repair Mortars

The application of MikaZone™ Cellulose Ether products in repair mortar can significantly enhance its adhesion strength and increase the crack-resistance compressive strength of the repair mortars.

About Meikai & Mikazone

China’s professional supplier of quality cellulose ether

Established in 2015, Shandong Meikai Chemical Technology Co., Ltd. is one of China’s professional manufacturers and suppliers of industrial-grade cellulose ether products. With years of experience in the related industry and customer needs, Meikai has successfully developed various cellulose ether products under the brand MikaZone™.

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industrial-grade Cellulose Ether Supplier

We specialize in industrial grade cellulose ethers, including HPMC, MHEC and HEC. In addition, we also provide redispersible polymer powder (RDP) as a supplement to our product portfolio.

We offer customized formulations and packaging options. A variety ranges of cellulose ethers are available from us that are alternatives to Walocel, Benecel, Culminal, Mecellose, Tylose, etc.

Meikai Focus on cellulose ether

As a pioneer in the powder building materials additive industry, MikaZone™ has established a good image in the international construction field with its excellent product quality and strict quality management. The company has a professional technical team composed of highly educated and highly qualified personnel, specializing in service for the powder cellulose ether construction industry. They have witnessed the rapid development of the construction cellulose ether industry and have accumulated rich experience in the application field. Meikai is a company that is innovative and brave enough to meet new challenges.

Quality Control

As a professional cellulose ethers manufacturer, MikaZone firmly believes in the importance of stably providing quality products. High purity and stable quality are our product production requirements. To provide the best products, the company has installed a semi-product storage silo to ensure that the entire mixing process is safely enclosed;  To achieve high standards, we have introduced 30 sets of laboratory testing equipment including Brookfield viscometer and other advanced precision instruments, and have passed the laboratory accreditation of China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment.

Reliable & Consistent

Additionally, we strive to improve product quality throughout the entire production process. From the purchase of raw materials to the delivery of finished products, we implement strict quality control, test the physical and chemical properties of various products, and conduct samples and comprehensive inspections on the finished and semi-finished products produced by each production department in order to eliminate unqualified products in time to ensure stable quality and provide ample data for sustainable development research. To ensure a continuous supply of reliable products, we have established a complete set of quality management systems. We guarantee the consistency and excellent quality of every batch of MikaZone™ cellulose ether products we manufacture.

Get A Competitive Edge With Mikazone™ MHEC

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’d love to offer samples for your testing, lab approval and polit production before your PO confirmed. Basically, we send 200g samples to you for free by DHL, FEDEX or TNT. You can send a samples request on contact us on website or mail to, Our sales representatives will reply you in 12 hours.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website, then get in touch with us.  If you need more information, please kindly contact a sales representative from the CONTACT form on our website or kindly send an email to

Mikazone is an active brand in more than 20 different countries and has certain distribution channels via official agents and distributors all over the world. Please contact us to obtain a local agent or distributor information, more technical and commercial information available from our agents and distributors serving customers in your country. Meanwhile, we also welcome you to apply to be our distributor in the countries to be developed.

Yes, we support blank bags, neutral bags, OEM bag packaging, and more options. In addition, we are happy to put a private label on your bag to help you with local marketing.

The total amount should be at least one pallet and we can load 500kg – 1000kg in a pallet depending on the product type. We are not recommending loading less than one pallet because of product safety inside the container. If you need less than these amounts, it’s better to make the delivery with air cargo.

Customer Reviews

V. Kumar
V. Kumar@General Manager
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This is the first time that I try cellulose from a Chinese supplier. MikaZone team impressed me deeply with their professional service. From the sample for our initial test to the formula support, they are very professional and enthusiastic. Now we are discussing the details for the trial order, I must say that they offered a very favorable price which makes me do the decision.
Hussein M.
Hussein M.@Procurement
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MikaZone team is very professional and helpful, they supported us a lot when we plan for our tile adhesive factory, helped to develop different formulas with our own materials, and suggest the best ratio of different additives. Just communicate with them, you will learn more knowledge from them and find answers to your questions.
Anonymity@Gerente general
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Buen día. Ya estoy revisando unas pruebas. Y espero que ya el lunes próximo quede la orden de compra. Gracias por su colaboración, es muy valiosa su información Sabemos del gran potencial que tiene su país en producción, y por eso Para aumentar nuestra competitividad requiero trabajar directamente con productores.
Mohammed@CEO & Founder
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Actually, I don’t want to recommend MikaZone™ Cellulose to other peers, because it showed better bonding strength after 28 days test by our lab and saved the cost of raw material for us, which makes our brand more competitive in the market. It should be our secret.

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