Headcel Cellulose Ethers


Shandong Head Group Co., Ltd. is the Premier Global Manufacturer of Cellulose Ether Products

We provide a complete portfolio of Cellulose Ether products to be used in medicine, food, construction, paint, PVC, ceramics and more. Our products are utilized in a vast range of ubiquitous applications that touch our lives everyday.


A multi-purpose pharmaceutical excipient that can be used as a thickener, dispersant, emulsifier and film-forming agent. It can provide a binding force and be used as a clear film-coating for oral solid preparation to significantly increase the stability and dissolution rate, as well as enhance the water-retention properties of a tablet.

In the food industry, HPMC can also be used as a thickener and emulsifier — from whipped toppings to ready meals & snacks — to maintain their shape and texture even after preparation, packaging, shipping, freezing, thawing and reheating. It is also used as an extrusion aid due to its superior binding capabilities. HPMC allows food manufacturers to make healthier and more satisfying reduced-fat, gluten-free, egg-free, vegetarian and vegan foods without compromising on taste, look, or feel.

In building materials, hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose can act as a dispersing agent, thickener and binder. HPMC is mainly used in the molding of cement mortar and plaster products. With cement mortar, HPMC will increase adhesion, reduce flocculation, improve viscosity, shrinkage, and water retention, reduce the water loss of concrete surface, enhance the strength, and prevent the occurrence of cracks or weathering effects from water-soluble salts.

High degree of substitution and high viscosity HPMC is used in eye drops, as a cream preparation, or in gels of substrate materials.

Our HEADCEL Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) is superior in its performance thanks to its exceptional combination of features:

Reduced Oil Consumption

Better emulsion stability which can enhance taste, appearance, texture, moisture and air characteristics

Accelerated Production

Reduce pan heating, improve thermal efficiency and reduce deposit formation and accumulation

Higher Viscosity

Can be used in conjunction with starch to achieve a higher viscosity and synergistic effect

Water-Loss Control

Controls the moisture of food from freezer to room temperature change, thereby reducing damage, ice crystallization and texture deterioration


Suitable for use as a thickener and stabilizer for drug pastes

Works as a water retention agent
and dispersant for ointments

Performs as a disintegrator
for tablets

Creates an oil emulsion for injection purposes


Our HEADCEL Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC-Na) has excellent performance in food application thanks to its:

Thickening Property

Provides high viscosity under low dosage, and controls the viscosity during the food production process

Water Retention

Prevents food from dehydrating and shrinking to achieve longer shelf life

Dispersion & Stability

Prevents oil water delamination (emulsification) and reduces the size of crystals in frozen food helping to maintain its quality and stability


Acts as a film-forming agent and is resistant to oils, fats and organic solvents

Versatile Application

Can be used in a variety of low-fat products as a thickening agent or as a “super disintegrant”


In the pharmaceutical industry methylcellulose is often used as a binder excipient for tablets as well as coating agent. Additionally, MC is used as an API bulk-laxative.

High viscosity methylcellulose is used to change disruption or as a controlled-release formulation.

High degree of substitution and low viscosity methyl cellulose is used for water-based coating, as well as a suspension agent, thickening agent, emulsion-stability agent, and protective colloid.

Methylcellulose in plant-based meats acts as a thermal gelling agent to provide texture that does not diminish with heat and time.

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