Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose (HPMC)

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Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose (HPMC)

Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose (HPMC)

Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose (HPMC) is a methyl cellulose derivative made from natural renewable polymers, such as cotton or wood pulp. It is a white powder that is odorless, tasteless and non-toxic. It can dissolve in water and form a clear solution with a specific viscosity. Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose has good stability even in alkaline environments. It is widely used in dry-mixed mortar industry, oil drilling, detergent, paint and coatings.

Based on different applications, we can provide different grades of HPMC including:

▶ Construction Grade HPMC

Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose is used in the construction industry as a water-retaining agent and retarder to increase the bonding strength and workability.

▶ Detergent Grade HPMC

Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose has thickening and antifreeze effects in shampoos and shower gels, and has water retention and good film-forming properties for hair and skin. Generally used in shampoo, shower gel, facial cleanser, lotion, cream, gel, toner, conditioner, styling products, toothpaste, mouthwash and toy bubble water.

▶ Paint and Costings Grade HPMC

Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose as a protective colloid shows good water retention and thickness.

▶ Oil Drilling Grade HPMC

Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose provide fine gel, salt resistance, excellent sand-carrying property.

Applications of Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose/ HPMC 

● Tile adhesive

● Skim coat(wall putty)

● Self-leveling mortar

● Joint compound

● Gypsum spray plaster

● EIFS surface mortar

● EIFS adhesive mortar

● Cement or gypsum based plaster

● Cement or gypsum based one coat

● Block laying adhesive

● Cosmetic products

● Detergents and cleaners

● Home care products

● Oil drilling       View Application Details

Specifications of Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose 

● Standard HPMC for dry mortar: MAILOSE MP 40K(S), MP60K(S), MP 75K(S), MP100K(S), MP150K(S), MP 200K(S)

● Standard HPMC for oil drilling: MAILOSE MP 100KOD, MP150KOD, MP200KOD

● Standard HPMC for detergent: MAILOSE MP 100KSD, MAILOSE MP200KSD

 Modified HPMC: MAILOSE MP 100KO, MP 150KO, MP 100KE, MP 150KE

Performance of Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose 

Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose, HPMC

Standards of Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose




White to cream



Water Solubility






Loss on drying





Test method:NDJ-1,2% solution


Package of Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose/ HPMC

● 25kgs per bag with PP or PE inner. 

● 20' Full container can load 10 tons with pallets or 12 tons without pallets. 

● 40' Full container can load 20 tons with pallets or 24 tons without pallets.

Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose, HPMC

Welcome to check our wide range of construction grade HPMC below to get more information you need with a click. Construction HPMC is available for wall putty, construction chemicals, putty coating, dry mix mortar, tile adhesive, EIFS, wall plaster, block adhesive and etc.. 

Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose Ethers for Skim Coat

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Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose Ethers for Skim Coat

HPMC Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose for Surface Treatment

Mailose Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose Ethers HPMC

Cellulose Ether for Gypsum Based Mortar Mortar

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HPMC Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose for Wall Putty

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How to Judge the Quality of Construction Grade HPMC?


Although whiteness does not determine whether HPMC is easy to use, and if a whitening agent is added in the production process, it will affect its quality. However, most of the good products have good whiteness.

● Fineness 

The fineness of HPMC is generally 80 mesh and 100 mesh, and 120 mesh is less. The finer the fineness, the better.

● Transmittance

Put hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) in water to form a transparent colloid, and look at its transmittance.

● Weight

The larger the proportion, the heavier the better. The specific gravity is large, generally because the hydroxypropyl content in it is high, and the hydroxypropyl content is high, so the water retention is better.


Jinan MAISSEN New Material Co.,Ltd is a reliable construction grade Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose HPMC manufacturer and supplier in China, supplying various specifcations of HPMC for different applications especially to United Kingdom, South American countries, Latin America, India, Thailand, Philipines, Uruguay and other countries. Please contact us to get more information of industrial HPMC solutions. MAISSEN is always open up to any inquires and suggestions.


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