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Carboxylmethyl Cellulose Sodium , CMC

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Product name: CMC (Carboxymethyl Cellulose)

CAS No. 9004-32-4

EINECS No 265-995-8


Carboxy Methyl Cellulose (CMC) is white or milky white powder. It is made  from natural cotton fibers or wood pulp, through etherification, purification and drying
process to made anionic cellulose ether. It has the following features:

1.Better water adaptation

2.Environment friendly product

Carboxy Methyl Cellulose (CMC) is a product with a variety of applications.

1.CMC is used in food  as a viscosity modifier or thickener, and to stabilize emulsions in various products including ice cream.CMC is used extensively in gluten free and reduced fat food products.

2.It is also a constituent of many non-food products, such as toothpaste, laxatives, diet pills,water-based paints, detergents, textile sizing, and various paper products. It is used primarily because it has highviscosity, is nontoxic, and is generally considered to be hypoallergenic as the major source fiber is either softwood pulp or cotton linter.

3.In laundry detergents, it is used as a soil suspension polymer designed to deposit onto cotton and other cellulosic fabrics, creating a negatively charged barrier to soils in the wash solution.

4.CMC is used as a lubricant in artificial tears.

5.CMC is also used in pharmaceuticals as a thickening agent.In veterinary medicine, CMC is used in abdominal surgeries in large animals, particularly horses, to prevent the formation of bowel adhesion.

6.In the oil-drilling industry as an ingredient of drilling mud, where it acts as a viscosity modifier and water retention agent.

7.CMC is also used in ice packs to form a eutectic mixture resulting in a lower freezing point, and therefore more cooling capacity than ice.

8.CMC is used to achieve tartrate or cold stability in wine. This innovation may save megawatts of electricity used to chill wine in warm climates. It is more stable than metatartaric acid and is very effective in inhibiting tartrate precipitation.