Aqualon™ (Blanose™, Bondwell™) sodium carboxymethylcellulose

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Since its commercial introduction in the United States in 1946, Aqualon (Blanose, Bondwell) sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) has found use in an ever-increasing number of applications. The many important functions provided by this polymer make it a preferred thickener, suspending aid, stabilizer, binder and film-former in a growing variety of applications. The wide range of viscosity and substitution types available for the highly purified grades and the less highly purified technical grades of CMC continues to expand the uses for this product. Many of applications do not require the use of the highly purified grade, and a technical grade of CMC is available for certain applications.

Ashland's chemists and engineers continue to tailor-make various grades and types to meet the needs of specific customers and industries requiring water-soluble polymers. Aqualon (Blanose, Bondwell) sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) is utilized in multiple markets including adhesives and sealants, advanced ceramics, building and construction, ceramics, pottery and porcelain, commercial and institutional, housewares and consumer, medical, metal castings and foundry, mining and extraction, pulp and paper, textiles and tobacco.

Ashland provides cellulose gum under the trade names Aqualon, Blanose and Bondwell depending on the region in which we serve you.

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Building and Construction - Industrial
Cables, Welding Rod Coatings
Binder, Extrusion Aid, Water Blocking Agent
Commercial and Institutional - Light Industry
Industrial Cleaners
Anti-redeposition Aid, Rheology Controller
Mineral Processing
More Specialties - Adhesives and Sealants
Adhesives and sealants
Suspension Agent, Thickener
More Specialties - Advanced Ceramics
Advanced Ceramics
Binder, Film Former, Rheology Modifier, Stabilization Agent, Suspension Agent
More Specialties - Ceramics, Pottery and Porcelain
Ceramic Glazes, Traditional Ceramics
Binder, Film Former, Green Strength Additive, Rheology Modifier, Stabilization Agent, Suspension Agent, Thickener, Water-retention Agent
More Specialties - Foundries and Refractories
Binder, Green Strength Enhancer, Rebound or Slumping Reducer, Stabilization Agent
More Specialties - Housewares and Consumer
Freezer Gel
Binder, Film Former, Gel Enhancer, Rheology Modifier, Stabilization Agent, Thickener
More Specialties - Medical
Freezer Gel
Binder, Film Former, Gel Enhancer, Rheology Modifier, Stabilization Agent, Thickener
More Specialties - Textiles
Film Former, Rheology Modifier, Sizing Agent, Thickener
More Specialties - Tobacco
Reconstituted Tobacco
Binder, Suspension Agent
Pulp and Paper
Paper, Paper Coatings, Pigment Slurries
Rheology Modifier, Suspension and Stabilization Agent, Thickener, Water-retention Enhancer