Carboxymethyl Cellulose Prices
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About Carboxymethyl Cellulose. Carboxymethyl Cellulose (a.k.a. CMC, Cellulose Gum) is an organic compound, a water soluble polymer, structurally similar to cellulose, with some carboxymethyl groups bound to some hydroxyl groups. It is the most important cellulose derivative in terms of sales volume. It is usually industrially commercialized as a sodium salt.
Commercial Grades. technical grade (75% purity); crude grade; semi refined grade; refined (99.5% minimum purity) grade; low viscosity grade; high viscosity grade; United States Pharmacopeia (USP) grade; and Food Chemical Codex (FCC) grade.
Uses. Carboxymethyl Cellulose is mainly used in detergents; soaps; pharmaceuticals; cosmetics; and food packaging adhesives. It is also used as thickener; water binder for dietic foods and ice cream; resin for paints; paper coating binder; and protective colloid in paints and inks.
- Alkali cellulose + sodium chloroacetate (or chloroacetic acid) (Williamson ether formation).
To know more about Carboxymethyl Cellulose production processes, click here.
Derivatives. carboxymethyl cellulose calcium and carboxymethyl cellulose sodium.
Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.
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