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CELLOSIZE™ Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC)

CELLOSIZE™ HEC, trusted, sustainable performance for more than 30 years

Around the world, there is a growing social conscience calling for product performance with no impact on the environment – but without compromise on performance. In haircare, sustainable rheology modifiers can help answer that call with outstanding performance for both hair and the planet.

CELLOSIZE™ HEC thickeners is a portfolio of biobased and biodegradable rheology modifiers that has been tried and tested in delighting consumers around the world for over 30 years.

Dow’s eco-friendly CELLOSIZE ™ HEC technology allows you to modify rheology and build pleasing textures in shampoos, conditioners, body washes, hair colorants, creams and lotions, skin cleansers and more.

CELLOSIZE™ HEC Thickeners

  • Different viscosity levels (molecular weights)
  • Broad viscosity ranges available for water-based personal care products.
  • All grades compatible in a wider range of surfactants
  • Tolerate well salt & electrolytes
  • Improve emulsions stability and are high-quality.
  • All personal care product grades meet the EFfCI GMP guidance requirements for cosmetic ingredients.

Discover why a growing number of eco-conscious formulators are opting for CELLOSIZE™ HEC thickeners, a portfolio of technology with a reliable place in the industry.

Product name
All manufactured personal care grade (PCG)
All manufactured in Europe for global sales
Brookfield Viscosity Range Origin of C - Source certification Biobased Carbon weight (%) Biodegradability profile Suggestive clarity in water
CELLOSIZE HEC PCG-10, Europe 4400-6000 mPa-s a 1% (LV#4 / 30 rpm) Cotton source - Partially non-GMO 60% Inherent, Primary Biodegradability Highest degree of solution clarity
CELLOSIZE HEC QP-100MH, Europe 4400-6000 mPa-s at 1% (LV#4 / 30 rpm) Cotton source - Partially non-GMO High degree of solution clarity
CELLOSIZE HEC QP-300, Europe 300-400 mPa-s at 2% (LV#2 / 60 rpm) Wood - PECF certification
CELLOSIZE HEC QP-4400H, Europe 4800-6000 mPa-s at 2% (LV#4 / 60 rpm) Wood - PECF certification
CELLOSIZE HEC QP-1500H, Europe 1100-1500 mPa-s at 1% (LV#3 / 30 rpm) Wood - PECF certification
CELLOSIZE HEC QP-3000H, Europe 1500-2400 mPa-s at 1% (LV#3 / 30 rpm) Wood - PECF certification
CELLOSIZE HEC QP-5200H, Europe 2400-3000 mPa-s at 1% (LV#3 / 30 rpm) Wood - PECF certification

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