Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC)E5

Product Overview

CAS No:9004-65-3


EC No: 231-545-4

H.S CODE:391290000

Physical Properties

Hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose (HPMC E5) USP40 is Pharmaceutical grade,meet USP40,mainly used coatings application.It is white powder of with Odorless and tasteless,made from Cotton pulp and Wood pulp raw materials.

    The powder size: 100 mesh pass through 98.5% min; 80 mesh pass rate 100%.
    Carbonization temperature: 280-300 ℃.
    Surface tension: 20% solution 42-56dyn / cm
    Solubility: Dissolved in water and some organic solvents, such as ethanol / water, propanol / water, dichloroethane, etc.The solution with surface activity, high transparency, stable performance.
    HPMC with the methoxy content decreased, the gel point increased, the water solubility decreased, the surface activity also decreased.

Technical Literature

Specification of Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose(HPMC E5) USP40

Test Items Specification
Methoxyl Content (wt%) 28-30
Hydrooxypropoxyl Content (wt%) 7-12
Loss on drying (wt%) 5 max
Ash 1% max (by weight)
PH (25 °C) 5.5-8
RESIDUE ON IGNITION (wt%) 1.5% max
Arsenic (ppm) 2 max
Heavy metal (ppm) 10 ppm max
Apparent Viscosity (2% solution, 20°C , mpa.s) 3-6
TOTAL BACTERIUM 1000/gram max
MOLD 100/gram max/


Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC)E5 applications:
1)Used as food additives:HPMC used as an emulsifier, thickening and suspending agent in the food processing;
2)Used as pharmaceutical excipients: the capsule and tablets shaping and processing;

Packages & Delivery:

1) in 25KG net weight fiber drums lined with PE bags.
2) in 25KG paper bags

Inquiry and Quotation

Orison Chemicals Limited export and wholesale "Made in China" HPMC E5 and HPMC E15,USP40 and CP2016 grade products.
Minimum Order Quantity(MOQ): 100KGS
Mode of Delivery: by sea less container loading and by air.
Contact with our sales by: info@orisonchem.com