What is GinShiCel


What is GinShiCel and its Functions?

GinShiCel is a modified cellulose ether that is activated by cool water and can be used as a thickener, lubricant, water retention agent, film-forming agent, and protective colloid.  Due to its wide range of functions, GinShiCel has been adopted by many industries as a mission-critical additive in many products, in construction, coatings, oil field operations, detergents, and even food and pharmaceuticals.

How is GinShiCel named?

GinShiCel MH are methyl hydroxypropyl based cellulose ether, GinShiCel HE are Hydroxyethyl based cellulose ether.  The numbers are reflective of viscosity, the higher the number, the higher the viscosity.  Then there is a modification indicator:  -S for surface treated, -AX for some sag resistance and increased workability and open time, -M for increased flexibility and workability.