Hydroxpropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC)

MelaCollTM Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) 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.


Additional information


25KG each,custom packing available


Around 7days

Payment Terms

T/T or L/C at sight

Product Details

Product Description

MelaCollTM Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) is water-soluble, non-ionic cellulose ether that offers a variety of functional properties when dissolved in water. With excellent properties such as thickening, water retention, adhesion, dispersion, suspension, surface activity, and film formation, our 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 Specifications 

Appearance: white or off-white powder
Moisture: ≤5 %
Ash: ≤5 %
Methoxy content: 19-24 %
Hydroxypropyl content: 4-12 %
pH value: 6-8
Viscosity: 400-750,000 mPa.s (Brookfield RV, 2%)

Product Properties And Characteristics

ThickeningImprove product viscosity, sag resistance, and adhesion to different substrates
Water RetentionReduce moisture loss, delay the absorption of water by the porous materials, conducive to cement hydration and longer opening hours
Anti-saggingImprove the thixotrophy of the product and prevent sagging on a vertical surface; ensure the stability of the final products.
rheology controlEnhance workability and smooth on-site application; Enhance final consistency
Open timeExtend the hardening time of the product; make the raw materials fully hydrated; improve the tensile strength and flexibility of the product
Surface activityFunction as surfactants in aqueous solution; Act as a protective colloid and emulsifier.
EmulsificationReduce the surface and interfacial tension and thicken the aqueous phase to ensure the stability of emulsion liquid
NonionicWithout ionic charge
SolubilitySoluble in water and organic solvents
PH stabilityStable in a range between pH 3.0-11.0

Product Grades  

ModelViscosity (Brookfield,2%.20℃)Recommended Applications
MP100009000-10000Ceramics; Cement grout
MP2000015000-25000Tile adhesive; Plaster; Wall putty; Grout; Repair mortar;
MP4500040000-55000Cement adhesive; Plasters; Wall putty; Water-proofing mortar; EIFS; Gypsum-based Building Materials
MP7000065000-75000Tile adhesive; Concrete adhesive; EIFS adhesive;Gypsum Adhesive
MP20000S15000-25000Emulsion-based joint filler
MP45000S40000-55000Emulsion-based joint filler; Emulsion-based tile adhesive
MP70000S65000-75000Emulsion-based tile adhesive

Main Applications And Product Benefits

  • Tile adhesives: MelaColl high viscosity grades are recommended for tile adhesive to effectively improve its adhesion, water retention, sag resistance and workability features.
  • Wall putty/skim coat: MelaColl medium viscosity products are recommended for the skim coat. It can improve product mixing, enhance product lubricity and workability. It can also prevent cracks and improve sag resistance, water retention, and open time of the construction.
  • ETICS/EIFS: Our products are widely used in EIFS adhesives and base coats to improve the adhesion and cohesion features of the products. It can enhance water retention, prolong open time, and improve construction workability and consistency.
  • Cement plaster: Our medium viscosity products are used in cement renders to improve the water retention, workability, sag resistance, final consistency and production rates.
  • Flooring system: Our low viscosity product is recommended for the application in self-leveling flooring compounds to improve the rheology (e.g. fluidity), leveling, and workability.
  • Gypsum-based building materials: Our medium viscosity products are recommended in gypsum applications to improve the workability, water retention, sag resistance and adhesion to different substrates.
  • Detergents: Our high viscosity grades are recommended for detergent application to control the thickening, rheology, emulsification, and optical clarity properties of the products.

Featured Services:

  • Tailor-made formulation
  • OEM service

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

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