klucel™ hydroxypropylcellulose

chemistry: Cellulosics

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Klucel™ hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC) is a nonionic water-soluble cellulose ether with a versatile combination of properties. It combines organic solvent solubility, outstanding dissolution properties, thermo-plasticity and surface activity with efficient thickening and stabilizing.

applications of Klucel™

○ marine paints (as thickener and ant-sagging agent for inorganic zinc rich primers)
○ paint removers (thickener for environmentally-friendly solvents and improves cling on vertical surface)
○ inks and printing (used as a thickener in non-aqueous inks) 
○ adhesives (solvent-based systems or hot melts)

These water-soluble polymers are made from cellulose, which is the primary cell wall of green plants and the most abundant naturally occurring polymer on Earth.