Project Description


Hydrocel – Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose polymer is a hydroxyethyl ether of cellulose. Hydrocel – Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose (HEC) is a non-ionic water soluble polymer derived from cellulose. Hydrocel-HEC dissolves readily in cold or hot water. Its solutions have somewhat different flow properties from those obtained with other water-soluble polymers. It is used to produce solutions having a wide range of viscosity. Such solutions are pseudo plastic – that is, they vary in viscosity depending on the amount of shear stress applied.

Application: Thickener, Rheology Modifier, Viscosity Builder, Binder, Suspending Agent
Dosage Form: Solid Orals, Liquid Orals & Topicals
Cas No: 9004-62-0

Grade/ variant INCI Name
Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose HX HEC 1500 – 2500 cps
Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose HHX HEC 3500 – 5500 cps
Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose HR HEC 1500 – 2500 cps
Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose HHR HEC 3500 – 5500 cps