HPMC (Hydroxpropyl Methylcellulose)

MelaColl  HPMC (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose)is water-soluble, non-ionic polymer that is commonly used as a thickener and water retention agent in a variety of applications (e.g., tile adhesives, wall putty, EIFS, etc.). Multiple grades and tailored formulation 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


Product Details

Product Description

MelaColl™ Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) is water-soluble, non-ionic cellulose ether. It offers a variety of functional properties in mortar and personal care products. With excellent properties such as thickening, water retention, adhesion, dispersion, suspension, surface activity, and film formation, Mikem's HPMC products are widely used in various construction fields, such as tile adhesives, grouts, EIFS, masonry mortars, repair mortars, waterproofing mortars, flooring compounds, skim coat/wall putty, gypsum-based materials, detergents, etc.


Product Specification

Appearance:  white or off-white 
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%)

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We rely on years of project experience, and record. Choose different HPMC types according to different projects to solve problems for you.

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MP70000 for tile adhesive


Excellent adhesion & Good open time & Sag resistance


MELACOLL™ MP45000 for wall putty


Excellent open time & Good adhesion & Excellent workability


Grade Viscosity (mPa.s, 2% sol.) Application Properties
MP400 300-500 Self-leveling Excellent liquidity & Extend open time
MP10000 9000-15000 Render Less retardation of cement hydration & Good workability
MP20000 15000-25000 Tile adhesive; EIFS; Plaster; Joint filler; Grout; Repair mortar Good workability & Good sag resistance
MP30000 25000-40000 Tile adhesive; EIFS; Gypsum finishing plaster; Joint filler; Wall putty; Render Good workability & less lump formation & Good sag resistance
MP45000 40000-55000 Tile adhesive; EIFS; Gypsum machine plaster; Wall putty; Water-proofing mortar Excellent workability & Extended open time
MP50000 50000-65000 Tile adhesive; EIFS Good sag resistance & Excellent workability
MP70000 65000-75000 Tile adhesive, Concrete adhesive; EIFS adhesive;Gypsum adhesive Good sag resistance & Excellent water retention & High adhesive strength


If you want to know more about purchasing HPMC for tile adhesive, please read this article Top 7 Things You Need to Know to Buy HPMC for Tile Adhesive.

Melacoll™ HPMC Highlights

  1. Cold-water solubility. HPMC dissolves easily in cold water, reducing your waiting time.
  2. Thickness. Increases viscosity and stability of liquids.
  3. Water retention. Extending the open time also helps cement hydration more fully.
  4. Lubrication. HPMC for cement can improves workability and processing.
  5. PH stability. Melacoll™ HPMC remains stable in the range of pH 3~11.
  6. Non-ionic. It is more stable in an aqueous solution.
  7. Thermal gelation. HPMC turns into a gel when the temperature is too high, and when cools down, it turns into the liquid again.
  8. Air entraining. HPMC for mortar helps increase production and improve workability.
  9. Film formation. Hydroxy Propyl Methyl 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 HPMC cellulostic solution that optimizes our customers' experience

About Mikem

R&D Center in Dallas, UAS. They keep developing new formulas and improving existing products. Make sure our products are suitable for market changing.

Mikem Headquarter

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.

Melacoll capacity

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

HPMC function as stabilizers, thickeners, and viscosity modifiers in many industries, we will introduce its main applications and advantages.

hpmc for tile adhesive

Tile adhesive

1. Extend open time.
2. Sag resistance.
3. High adhesive.
4. Good workability.

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hpmc for wall putty

Wall putty/Skim coat

1. Excellent workability.
2. Long open time.
3. High whiteness.
4. HPMC reduces cracks and powder.
5. Keeping the solution uniform and consistent.

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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 MOQ of MelaColl HPMC product ?

We accept a minimum order quantity of 1 ton.

What’s your sample policy of HPMC?

We offer 200-600g free sample depending on your needs.


Can you give me the packing size of 1T of HPMC ?

We use pallet to hold the Cellulose Ether, Each pallet can hold about 500KG.

The size of each pallet after pack the HPMC is:1.1m*1.1m*1.2m =1.45CBM

What’s the dosage of HPMC on Wall putty?

We have suggest formulation for customer, but the actual dosage depend on your usage habit and actual effect.

What's the weight of each bag ?

We use PE paper bags of 25 kg to pack our products.

What is the dosage of HPMC in C1 and C2?

For C1, we suggest 2kg-2.5kg per ton. And 2.5kg-3kg per ton for C2.

Who is MIKEM Chemical?

MIKEM Chemical Shandong is a United State Based Company established in 2019, 2 years after our US Headquarters were established in Dallas, Texas, The United States.

With decades of experience in the cutting-edge technology of cellulose ethers, Our Founder Mr. Cui, as a technician, created the Mikem brand himself.

How can I use your Melacoll cellulose ether based on different industry?

Melacoll is for Cellulose ether like HEMC, HPMC, HEC. We have grades with viscosity from 400 to 80,000 MPa Brookfield and 200,000 MPa in NDJ standard.

For applications, our products were separated into 3 main sectors: Joint compound/Paints & Coatings/Household and daily care.

Please suggest your HPMC grades and application industry for plaster and wall putty?

HPMC 45000/MHEC 45000 is a best seller, viscosity: 40000--55000, ensures superior quality and high efficiencies when applied to job sites. take a look at the formula chart to see how you can customize your products to gain a competitive advantage

What is your recommended HPMC grades for waterproofing mortar?

Waterproofing mortar: MP45000 with viscosity 40000-55000

The grade promises a good fluidity and excellent water retention

Formula to this grades: for 1 ton of the Water resistance wall putty or mortar, you need 1.5-2 kg of HPMC/HEMC

Reference formular for Waterproof mortar
Weight(kg) Materials
450 Ordinary Portland cement 42.5
520 Sand (30-80 mesh/0.10-0.80m)
20-25 at least Re-dispersible Polymer Powder(RDP) ET3060
1.5-2 HPMC MP45000
2 Water repellent
1-2 Superplasticizer
1-2 Defoamer powder



What do you recommended HPMC grades according to tile adhesive?

0.2.5-0.3 % HPMC MP70000 or HEMC ME70000

Our MelaColl and Mikrant products are high-performance additives widely used in cement applications. The addition of our performance additives in mortars or concretes can significantly enhance its processing feature and final product performance.


How do you ensure your HPMC quality?

Our happy customers say everything. Customers will establish a long-term cooperative relationship with us. Plus the supervisor from the U.S. headquarters will regularly send QC inspectors to supervise our Production line( We have a quality prosecutor resident for long in the Chinese market. They are strict at every level ).

Considering the Pandemic in recent months, all the quality inspections are carried out by local reports and conducted online. But there was no slack. We will send samples for random inspection regularly. If it fails, we will be required to limit the output.

Why is the viscosity of your product higher than Dow or Ashland and Lotte?

The difference in viscosity between the two products is because Melacoll and Walocel adopt different production processes and raw materials. WALOCEL uses fine wood cotton, which determines its good water retention. While MELACOLL, using** refined cotton** as the raw material, has a thickening property twice that of ordinary products.

The intention we designed the high viscosity products is for saving customers' expenses. When the viscosity is high, the dosage does not need to be too large, which saves our clients' expenses.

Do you have FDA, BFR or GB for your HPMC product ?

At present, our products are mainly of construction grade and daily chemical grade. We will develop food grade and pharma grade in the future.

Why do we add 2% HPMC according to your TDS the detergent is not transparent?

2% dosage is the proportion to test the Brucelloy viscosity by water solution, which is not the actual dosage.

How many a container contains of HPMC?

Please check the picture our packaging.


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