HEMC (Hydroxyethyl Methyl Cellulose)
MelaColl™ Hydroxyethyl Methylcellulose (HEMC or MHEC) are excellent thickener and water retaining agents in construction industries for tile glue, grouts, skim coat, and cement render. Multiple grades and tailored formulations are available to suit various industrial needs.
|Packing||25KG each, custom packing available|
|Delivery||Around 7 Days|
|Payment Terms||T/T or L/C at sight|
MelaColl™ Hydroxyethyl Methyl Cellulose (HEMC), also known as Methyl Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (MHEC), is a non-ionic cellulose ether. It is made from natural polymer cellulose through a series of etherification reactions. HEMC is excellent in water solubility, water retention, surface activity, thickening, film formation, adhesion, suspension, and high-temperature resistance... Mikem’s products have been widely used in various industries, including tile adhesives, grouts, skim coat/wall putty, cement renders, gypsum-based products, cement-based mortars.
|Appearance:||white or off-white|
|Viscosity:||1,000-75,000 mPa.s (Brookfield RV, 2%)|
We rely on years of project experience, and record. Choose different HEMC types
according to different projects to solve problems for you.
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Excellent adhesion & Good open time & Sag resistance & High-temperature resistance
Excellent open time & Good adhesion & Excellent workability
& High-temperature resistance
|ME10000||9000-15000||Render||Less retardation of cement hydration & Good workability|
|ME20000||15000-25000||Tile adhesive; EIFS; Plaster; Joint filler; Grout; Repair mortar||Good workability & Good sag resistance|
|ME30000||25000-40000||Tile adhesive; EIFS; Gypsum finishing plaster; Joint filler; Wall putty; Render||Good workability & Less lump formation & Good sag resistance|
|ME45000||40000-55000||Tile adhesive; EIFS; Gypsum machine plaster; Wall putty; Water-proofing mortar||Excellent workability & Extended open time & High temperature stability|
|ME50000||50000-65000||Tile adhesive; EIFS||Good sag resistance & Excellent workability & High temperature stability|
|ME70000||65000-75000||Tile adhesive; Concrete adhesive; EIFS adhesive; Gypsum Adhesive||Good sag resistance & Excellent water retention & High adhesive strength & High temperature stability|
|ME20000SD||15000-25000||Detergent||Improve the fluidity|
|ME50000SD||45000-55000||Detergent||Moderate viscosity & Low irritation & High mildness|
|ME70000SD||65000-75000||Detergent||Helps the solution stay sticky and stable|
Melacoll™ MHEC Highlights
- Cold-water solubility. HEMC dissolves easily in cold water, reducing your waiting time.
- High-temperature resistance. It usually keep working under 75℃.
- Thickness. HEMC for liquid can increases viscosity and stability.
- Water retention. Extending the open time also helps cement hydration more fully.
- Lubrication. HEMC for cement can improves workability and processing.
- PH stability. HEMC remains stable in the range of pH 3~11.
- Non-ionic. HEMC is more stable in an aqueous solution.
- Thermal gelation. It turns into a gel when the temperature is too high, and when cools down, it turns into the liquid again.
- Air entraining. HEMC for mortar can help increase mortar production and improve workability.
- Film formation. HEMC cellulose is waterproof and oil-proof.
Mikem Chemical Solution: A Key to Quality
With extensive experience in chemical and construction coating and tile industry, we’ve established expertise and credibility to meet our customers’ requirements and exceed their expectations.
Our vision is simple —
To provide environmentally friendly HEMC cellulostic solution that optimizes our customers' experience
R&D Center in Dallas, UAS. They keep developing new formulas and improving existing products. Make sure our products are suitable for market changing.
Experienced technical team (over 10 years of working experience) in factories. They are familiar with the requirements of many countries and adjust the formula for each client.
Born of China Branch
The annual production capacity of MelaColl™ cellulose ether is 40000/MT. It ensures us to finish your order within 5 working days.
Main Roles of R&D Center
After-sale service. After our businessman receives your feedback, we will contact the relevant departments at once. Then hold an emergency meeting, and give you a solution within 2 working days at the latest.
Sales and Technician Teams
DCS (Distributed Control System). It controls all the processes by computers, to reduce the error that may be caused by manual. In China, no more than 5 counterparts have this system.
Our cyclone blending & mixing system helps to mix the powders very well. The working capacity is 10,000kg/batch, which greatly shortens the production time.
Main Applications & Advantages
HEMC function as stabilizers, thickeners, and viscosity modifiers in many industries, we will introduce its main applications and advantages.
1. Extend open time.
2. Sag resistance.
3. High adhesive.
4. Good workability.
1. Excellent workability.
2. Long open time.
3. High whiteness.
4. Reduce cracks and powder.
5. Keeping the solution uniform and consistent.
Summary of Frequently Asked Questions
We rely on years of project experience, and record. Choose common questions according to different customer to solve problems for you.
What’s the loading capacity of HEMC by 20 GP ?
The loading capacity for HEMC by 20 GP is 10T.
Can you please produce HEMC cellulose in 12.5kg, 6.25kg and 3kg as well ?
We offer customized packaging, and we can provide the logo design if you need.
What’s the difference between HEMC and HPMC?
The gel temperature of HPMC is 55℃-75℃ .
The gel temperature of HEMC is 75℃-100 ℃.
For more differences, you can browse this: What is the difference between MHEC and HPMC?
What is cellulose ether used for?
As the most abundant natural polymer, for more than 60 years, cellulose ether has made a generous contribution to many fields, like ceramics, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, construction products, and so on.
In construction, It can apply to tile adhesive, tile grout, cement, wall putty, paint and coatings, self-leveling compounds, mortar for EIFS, and repair mortar. And act as thickeners, blinders, film former, stabilizers, viscosity modifiers, and water retention agents.
What is HEMC？
MHEC also named Methyl Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEMC), is a non-ionic, water-soluble cellulose ether. It can be used as an agent of water retention, thickening, adhesive, dispersing, film forming, etc
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