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HPMC for Paint

Product Description

HPMC can be used as a film former, thickener, emulsifier and stabilizer in paint product, has good abrasion resistance, uniform coating properties, adhesion and pH, also can improve paints surface tension. HPMC works well with organic solvents, the high water retention makes it excellent for brushing and leveling.

Description Technical Data Sheet Packing & Delivery Applications of HPMC for Paint FAQ


Hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose (HPMC) is odorless, tasteless, non-toxic cellulose ethers produce from natural high molecular and protective colloid properties of surface activity and maintain moisture function properties, etc. cellulose through a series of chemical processing and achieved.

HPMC  is a white powder with good water solubility. It has thickening, adhesion, dispersing, emulsifying, film, suspension, adsorption, and gel.

In the course of construction, HPMC is used for wall putty, tile adhesive, cement mortar, dry mix mortar, wall plaster, skim coat, mortar, concrete admixtures, cement, gypsum plaster, joints fillers, crack filler, etc.

Typical Applications of HPMC

1. Tile Adhesive

2. Wall Putty

3. Tile grout, Joints

4. Crack Fillers

5. Gypsum Manual Plaster

6. Exterior Insulation

7. Finish System(EIFS)

8. Skim Coat Manual Plaster

9. Self-leveling Compound

10. Water-borne paint

Technical Data Sheet:

Product Name

Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC)


S70M (Construction grade)

Brand Name


Place of Origin

Hebei, China (Mainland)


White powder



Methoxy cotent (%)


Hydroxyproply cotent (%)


PH value (1% solution)


Moisture (%)

≤ 5.0

Ash content (%)

≤ 3.0

Particle size

80 Mesh passed 100%

Viscosity (mPa.s )

50 000 ~ 200 000 (NDJ-1, 4#, 30r/min, 1% solution, 20℃)


Putty powder, Tile adhesive, Cement/Gypsum based products , etc.


Water retention, High adhesive, Anti-slip, Excellent workability


25kg / bag, ODM&OEM are accepted

Packing & Delivery:

1. 25kg/bag, The solid product can be packed in inner plastic bags, and further in polypropylene woven bags.

2. This product is hygroscopic, so it is should be sealed and stored in a dry and cool place below 35°C.

3. The solid product should be prevented from scattering on the ground because the hygroscopic powder can cause slipperiness.

Packing & Delivery

25kg/bag; ODM&OEM are accepted

Customized Bag

25kg/bag; 20'container: 12 tons, 480bags;  40'container: 25 tons, 1000bags

Prevent rain and solar, prevent fire and dampness, and airtight ventilation preservation, according to non-dangerous goods shipping.

Applications of HPMC for Paint:

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) is commonly used in the paint industry as an additive due to its unique properties. Here are some applications of HPMC for paint:

1. Thickening Agent: HPMC acts as a thickening agent in water-based paints. It increases the viscosity of the paint formulation, providing better control over application and preventing sagging or dripping. HPMC helps to achieve the desired consistency and texture of the paint.

2. Water Retention: HPMC has excellent water retention properties, which are beneficial in paint formulations. It helps to prevent the rapid evaporation of water from the paint during application, thus extending the open time and allowing for better workability and brushability.

3. Binding Agent: HPMC acts as a binder in paint formulations, enhancing the adhesion of the paint to various substrates. It improves the film formation and increases the durability and resistance of the paint coating.

4. Suspension Stabilizer: HPMC helps in stabilizing pigments and other solid particles in the paint formulation. It prevents settling and sedimentation of particles, ensuring uniform distribution and color consistency throughout the paint.

5. Anti-Spattering Agent: HPMC reduces spattering during paint application. It improves the flow and leveling properties of the paint, resulting in a smoother and more even finish.

6. Rheology Modifier: HPMC modifies the rheological properties of paint, such as viscosity, shear thinning behavior, and flow characteristics. It provides better control over the application process and improves the brushability and roller coverage of the paint.

7. Improves Paint Film Properties: HPMC enhances the overall performance of the paint film. It improves the abrasion resistance, scrub resistance, and water resistance of the dried paint coating. HPMC also contributes to the flexibility and durability of the paint film, reducing the likelihood of cracking or flaking.

8. Reduces Foaming: HPMC acts as an antifoaming agent in paint formulations. It helps to minimize the formation of foam during paint mixing and application, resulting in a smoother finish.

These are some of the key applications of HPMC in the paint industry. HPMC additives play a vital role in improving the performance, stability, and application properties of water-based paints.


Q1: Are you trading company or manufacturer?

We are factory.

Q1: Do you provide samples? is it free or extra?

Yes, we could offer the sample for free charge but do not pay the cost of freight.

Q1: Do you accept customization?

OEM can be acceptable. We can produce according to your indicators.

Q1: How long is your delivery time?

Generally it is 5-10 days if the goods are in stock. or it is 15-20 days if the goods are not in stock.

Q1: What is your payment terms?

T/T 30% in advance and balance against copy of B/L.

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