Application of Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose in Building Materials

Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC) is a non-ionic cellulose ether made from high polymer material cellulose through a series of chemical processing. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) is an odorless, tasteless, white powder that can be dissolved in cold water to form a transparent viscous solution. It has the properties of thickening, adhesion, dispersion, emulsification, film formation, suspension, adsorption, gelation, surface activity, moisture retention and protective colloid.

[Application in building materials]

1: Masonry mortar and plastering mortar
High water retention can fully hydrate the cement. Significantly increase the bond strength. At the same time, the tensile and shear strength can be appropriately improved. Greatly improve the construction effect and increase work efficiency.

2. Water resistant putty

The main function of cellulose ether in putty is to retain water, bond and lubricate, avoid excessive water loss and cause cracks or powder removal. At the same time, it increases the adhesion of the putty, reduces the sag during construction, and makes the construction smoother. Save effort.

3. Interface agent
Mainly used as a thickener, it can improve the tensile strength and shear strength, improve the surface coating, enhance the adhesion and bonding strength.

4. External thermal insulation mortar

Cellulose ether plays a major role in bonding and increasing strength in this material, making the mortar easier to coat, improving work efficiency, and having the ability to resist sag. The higher water retention performance can extend the working time of the mortar and improve the resistance to shrinkage and Crack resistance, improve surface quality, and increase bonding strength.

5. Tile adhesive

The high water retention eliminates the need to pre-soak or wet the tiles and substrates, which significantly improves the bonding strength. The slurry can be constructed in a long period of time, is delicate and uniform, is easy to construct, and has good slip resistance.

6. Fill in the face

The addition of cellulose ether makes it have good edge adhesion, low shrinkage and high abrasion resistance, protects the base material from mechanical damage, and avoids the negative impact of water penetration on the entire building.

7. Self-leveling material

The stable viscosity of cellulose ether ensures good fluidity and self-leveling ability, and controls the water retention rate so that it can quickly solidify and reduce cracks and shrinkage.

What are the main uses of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC)?

HPMC is widely used in construction materials, coatings, synthetic resins, ceramics, medicine, food, textiles, agriculture, cosmetics, tobacco and other industries. HPMC can be divided into construction grade, and medical grade according to its purpose. At present, most domestic products are of construction grade. In construction grade, putty powder is used in a large amount, about 90% is used for putty powder, and the rest is used for cement mortar and glue.

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