What is hydroxypropyl methylcellulose used for?

 Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC) is a type of cellulose ether that is used as a thickening agent, emulsifier, and controlled release agent in a variety of industries, including food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. It is a non-ionic, water-soluble polymer derived from cellulose, and is commonly used as a binder, dispersant, emulsifier, and film former in various products. It is also used as a binder in tablets, capsules and granules, and as a coating material to control the release of drugs.



What is hydroxypropyl methylcellulose used for?

Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC) is used in a wide variety of industries, including food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics as a thickener, emulsifier, and controlled release agent.

In food industry, it is used as a thickener and emulsifier in ice cream, salad dressings, and jelly, and as a fat substitute in low-calorie products.

In pharmaceuticals, it is used as a binder and disintegrant in tablets, capsules and granules, and as a coating material to control the release of drugs.

In cosmetics, it is used as a thickener, emulsifier, and film former in lotions, creams, and gels.

In construction industry, it is used as a thickener and water-retention agent in cement-based products such as joint compounds, tile adhesives, and textured paints.

In oil and gas drilling, it is used as a fluid loss control agent and a viscosifier in drilling fluids.

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