Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC)

Product overview

MikaZone™ Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) is a nonionic, water-soluble polymer that
can thicken, suspend, bind, emulsify, form films, stabilize, disperse, retain water, and provide protective colloid action. It is readily soluble
in hot or cold water and can be used to prepare solutions with a wide range of viscosities. Main application for HEC is water base paints.

hec sample
hec for wall putty
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Excellent Thickening Efficiency

MikaZone™ Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC) is an excellent thickener in water-based paint and coatings. The thickening efficiency is excellent, with a wide range of viscosity grades to choose from, and any desired thickening effect can be obtained. For latex paint, it helps to realize excellent application properties. With its high performance in thickening, MikaZone™ HEC helps to improve paint abrasion ability and excellent coating ability without flocculation.

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water retention

MikaZone™ Hydroxyethyl Cellulose(HEC) is conducive to maintain the water at desired levels in the formulation. Adding MikaZone™ HEC can provide high water retention for water-based coatings. Even if it is applied on a dry substrate or a super absorbent substrate, or under the conditions of high temperature and high wind speed, the water-based coating can form a uniform film without cracks and powder falling.

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Enzyme resistance

MikaZone™ Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC) provides resistance against fungi and bacterial attacks, which allows its excellent viscosity, stability, and long-term storage. MikaZone HEC grades with B are specially for biological resistance.

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Good Compatibility

MikaZone™ Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC) is a non-ionic soluble cellulose ether, with wide compatibilities that can be matched with various additives for polymer emulsions and water-based coatings(such as dispersants, wetting agents, and film-forming additives), pigments, surfactants, emulsifiers, preservatives, and binders, etc. And no chemical reaction occurs between them, which is beneficial to the storage stability of water-based coatings.

MikaZone™ Nomenclature

M – MikaZone

K – 1000 viscosity



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