JINZHOU YICHENG CELLULOSE CO.,LTD.
Cellulose Ether is the powdered cellulose ether generated with wood fiber or refined short cotton fiber as the main raw materials, after chemical treatment and by the reaction of etherifying agents such as chlorinated ethylene, chlorinated propylene and oxidized ethylene.Cellulose ethers represent an important class of commercially important water-soluble polymers (WSPs). Examples of such WSPs include carboxy-methylcellulose (CMC), hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC), methylcellulose (MC) and hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC). By incorporating additional functional groups into such cellulose ethers, a wide variety of mixed cellulose ether derivatives can be produced. Currently, cellulose ethers are manufactured by reacting cellulose with appropriate etherifying reagents. The cellulose material used to prepare cellulose ethers is referred to as [furnish". At present both purified cotton linters and purified wood pulp are used to manufacture cellulose ethers.
The ability of a water-soluble cellulose ether to enhance the viscosity of water is primarily controlled by its molecular weight, chemical derivatization, and substitution uniformity of the polymer chain.