Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC)

Hydroxpropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC)


Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) is a derivative of Methyl cellulose. HPMC is a non-ionic cellulose ether made from natural renewable polymer, such as cotton or wood pulp. It is an odourless, tasteless and non-toxic white powder, which can be dissolved in cold water to form a transparent viscous solution.

Product Types

Celotech is producing and providing different types of HPMC for different fields of applications, generally Celopro HPMC series are consists of 3 types of standard products & several types of modified product.

Standard Types:Celopro MK, Celopro MF, Celopro ME

Modified Types: Celopro MT, Celopro MX, Celopro DK, Celopro CX

Physical and Chemical Specification

Specification ME MK
Residue on ignition: ≤1.5% ≤1%
Methoxyl content: 28.0-30.0% 19.0-24.0%
Hydroxypropoxyl content: 4.0-12.0%
Apparent viscosity(CPS)  5, 6, 15, 4, 4000, 50 4000, 15000, 100000, 150000

Pharmaceutical Grade HPMC

Type Viscosity(cps) Series
ME5 4.0–6.0 Celopre® ME
ME6 5.4–6.6
ME15 10.0–20.0
ME4 3.6–4.4
ME4000 3000–5000
ME50 40.0–60.0
MK4000 3000 – 5000 Celopre® MK
MK15000 13,000 – 17,000
MK100000 80,000 – 120,000
MK15M 13,000 – 17,000



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