hydropropylcellulose (HPC) is a non ionic water-soluble cellulose ether with a versatile combination of
properties. It combines organic solvent solubility, thermo plasticity, and surface activity with the thickening and
stabilizing properties of other water-soluble cellulose polymers. Klucel is a white powder with no odor or taste. It is available in various chain lengths, which means different viscosity.
Properties and Uses
Klucel®is soluble in many polar organic solvents and in water below 38°C, but is insoluble in water above 45°C.
Klucel® is highly surface-active, with low surface and interfacial tensions of solutions. In films and coatings, Klucel® is heat-sealable, and it is extremely flexible without plasticizers. The versatility of Klucel® is apparent in a wide variety of pharmaceutical applications, including tablet coatings, controlled-release products, encapsulation, tablet binding and as a suspension aid. A solution in non-aqueous/denatured ethyl alcohol enables a water spot-free gluing of wall-paper or stabilization of paints.
Epoxy resin paste for manual application. Combines the stability of Araldite resins with the machinability of wood. Used for alteration or repair of existing tools and patterns (resin, wood, or metal).