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Technical Data

CELLOSIZETM hydroxyethyl cellulose

ER 100M Typical Properties1


CELLOSIZETM ER 100M is a high molecular Property Value

weight, enzyme-resistant grade of hydroxyethyl Appearance Off-white


Volatiles content, as <5%
cellulose. It is primarily used in thickening
packaged, % weight
water-based paints and coatings, where it offers
Water insolubles, % by <1%
the formulator high thickening efficiency weight
combined with good thickening stability in the 1% Brookfield viscosity 3500 – 4400 cP
presence of cellulolytic enzymes. (25.0°C, 30 rpm, spindle 4)
Solution pH 6.0 to 8.5
Aqueous solutions of CELLOSIZE ER 100M
Particle size passing #20 >98%
hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) exhibit a high
mesh screen
degree of pseudoplasticity, or shear thinning Hydration time (pH 7.2 Approximately 13
effect. buffer, 25.0°C) minutes
1
The data provided for these properties are typical values, intended only as
Like all ER grades of CELLOSIZE HEC guides, and should not be constructed as sales specifications.
products, CELLOSIZE ER 100M contains about
1% fumed silica as flow aid.

1% Solution viscosity of CELLOSIZE HEC ER-100M


as a function of shear rate
105

η = 9616 * γ ^ (-0.4693)
1% Brookfield viscosity, cP

104

1000
0.01 0.1 1 10 100

Shear rate, sec-1


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Published June 2006


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