Sodium Carboxymethyl cellulose

Sodium Carboxymethyl cellulose

Sodium Carboxymethyl cellulose is a polyanionic cellulose ether. Its white or creamy powder or particle.Its nearly smelless and easy moisture.Its easy dissolve in water to form apparent gel solution,but dissolve in alcohol organic media.It has good solubility in both hot and cold water. It is used in drilling mud, in detergents as a soil-suspending agent, in resin emulsion paints, adhesives, printing inks, textile sizes, as stabilizer in foods, as protective colloid in general, as pharmaceutical aid (suspending agent; tablet excipient; viscosity-increasing agent).


1. Food industry

CMC has good creamy stabilizer,thickener, emulsifier in Food industry and also has great frozen and melting stability to improve foods taste and prolong storage time.CMC has been constantly developed in food area,while the research in grape productions application has been started. It is used in making yoghurt, beverage, jelly, syrup, cookies, instant noodles and inebriant.



2. Pharmaceutical industry

CMC can be used as an emulsion stability for injections, a binder and film-forming agent for tablets . CMC also has a wide range of uses. It has been reported that instillation of 1% CMC solution into the ewe's abdominal cavity to prevent dystocia in livestock and abdominal adhesion after genital tract surgery has a significant effect.

3. Other industries

Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose CMC Detergent grade ,when used in liquid, paste detergent, acts as stabilizing agent and thickening agent; when used in detergent powder, can effectively prevent washes from becoming contaminated after being washed by synthetic detergent. 

Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose CMC used for oil drilling as mud stabilizer and water retaining agent to protect oil well.It can protect the shaft wall and prevent mud loss thus enhance recovery efficiency.

In textile industry as sizing agent and thickener.As sizing agent,it can improve solubility and viscosity, and easy to desizing; improve the bonding between fibers, and the viscosity stability can ensure sizing uniformity to improve efficiency of weaving.As finishing agent in textile,especially permanent anti-wrinkle,it can bring durability change.

CMC used as anti-setting agent,emulsifier,dispersant,flatting agent and adhesive in paints,it can make paints solid equably distributed in solvent and long time no layered.

CMC as flocculant used in eliminating calcium ion is better than use Sodium gluconate.

CMC used in paper making as sizing agent,it can obviously improve papers dry and wet strength,oil resistance,ink absorption and water resistance.

CMC used in cosmetic as hydrosol,as thickener in toothpaste,its quantity is about 5%.

CMS as flocculant,emulsifier,thickener,water-retaining agent,sizing agent, Film forming material and etc,its obviously used in electron,pesticides,leather,plastic,printing,ceramics and daily chemical.As its best property and extensive application,its new applications has been constantly developed,so its market expectation is very large.





Fine, White to creamy Powder





Degree of Substitute(D.S)









20kg or 25kg net weight in fiber drum, paper-plastic compound bag lined with 2 inner PE bags.


25kg in multiply paper bags with polyethylene inner and supplied on pallets with film shrink



Exposing to the sun and rain is forbidden to avoid fire and absorption of moisture,seal tightly, and keep at ventilated place.


(1) The compatibility of this product with strong acids, strong alkali, heavy metal ions (such as aluminum, zinc, mercury, silver, iron, etc.) is a taboo.

(2) The allowable intake of this product is 0-25mg/kg.