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Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC) For Paints & Coatings

Water-based paint/coating is given priority to with colophony, or oil, or emulsion, add some corresponding assistants, with organic dissolvent or water make up and become sticky liquid. Water based paint or coatings with good performance also have excellent operating performance, good covering power, strong adhesion of the film, good water retention and other characteristics; Cellulose ether is the most suitable raw material to provide these properties.

Recommended GradeSL HE100K
AppearanceWhite or off-white powder
Moisture content5.0
pH value6-7
Viscosity100,000 mPa.s (NDJ-1, 2% solution, 20℃)

The Role Of HEC In Paints & Coatings:

●Increases paint color compatibility

Pigments are one of the main components of paints or coatings, but different pigments may have different compatibilities. Adding SLEO products can improve the dispersibility of pigments and enhance the compatibility between pigments and paints, ensuring the quality and stability of the coatings.

●Improves sag resistance

Paints or coatings applied on vertical surfaces are prone to sagging. Adding SLEO products can increase the viscosity and consistency of paints, reducing their flowability and improving their sag resistance, making them easier to control during application.

●Enhances workability and prevents spattering

SLEO products can moderate the viscosity of paints or coatings, making them easier to apply. Moreover, due to the increased thickness of the coating, the risk of spattering can be reduced, making the application process safer.

●Maintains sustainable precipitation levels

SLEO products can absorb a significant amount of water and retain it in the coating, maintaining the surface level and stability of the coating. This can help maintain relatively stable precipitation levels under different environmental conditions, prolonging the service life of the coating.

●Improves adhesion

SLEO products can improve the adhesion between the coating and the substrate, enhancing the durability of the coating and preventing peeling or chipping.

●Reduces foam formation

SLEO products can reduce the amount of foam generated during the mixing and application of the coating, improving the overall quality of the coating.

Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) is a water-soluble polymer derived from cellulose through etherification, introducing hydroxyethyl groups. It serves as a thickening, gelling, and stabilizing agent in various applications, including paints, coatings, adhesives, personal care products, and construction materials. HEC enhances viscosity, improves workability, and ensures consistent performance across different formulations, making it a versatile additive in many industries.

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Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC) For Paints

Safety notes
The data presented above is in accordance with the present state of our knowledge, but doesn't absolve the user from carefully checking it all immediately on receipt. We reserve the right to alter product constantly within the scope of technical progress or new developments. The recommendations made above should be checked by preliminary trials because of conditions during processing over which we have no control of, especially where other companies' raw materials are also being used.


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