Its complete chemical name is SODIUM CARBOXY METHYL CELLULOSE.

CHARACTERISTICS

Colorless, odorless and harmless powder or granules

SOLUBILITY

Easily dissolvable in water

DENSITY

1.59

REFERECTIVE INDEX

1.51

TENSILE STRENGTH

8000 TO 15000 psi

VISCOSITY

1% solution is equal to 2000 CP

Insoluble in organic solvents

Becomes thick and transparent when dissolve in water

PH VALUE

1% solution is equal 6.528

It retains its strength 2 to 10 pH value

PREPATION

It is prepared by the reaction of alkali cellulose and sodium chloro acetate

Also obtained from paper pulp.

GRADES

Crude, technical 75%, High viscosity, low viscosity, pure and semi pure, 99.5+% , UFC, FCC, food grade

USES

  • It is used in
    • Food product
    • Bakery products
    • Detergent
    • Drinks soap
    • Cosmetics
    • Ice-cream

It also preserves emulsion

It is an important ingredient in the manufacturing of following chemicals

  • Washing liquid
    • Paper coating
    • Emulsions paint
  • Suspending regent

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