Cellulose Ethers – Products That Can Do It All

What is it?

METHOCEL™ Cellulose Ethers are water-soluble polymers derived from cellulose. The METHOCEL™ product range encompasses methylcellulose and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (hypromellose) – each available in different grades, physical forms and a wide range of viscosities. They enable formulators to create reliable formulas for tablet coatings, granulation, controlled release, extrusion, molding and for controlled viscosity in liquid formulations.


  • Water- and organic-soluble: Soluble in binary organic and organic solvent/water systems
  • Film-forming: Form clear, tough, flexible films that are excellent barriers to oils and greases
  • Viscosifying: Thicken both aqueous and non-aqueous systems
  • Metabolic inertness: Do not add calories to the diet
  • Thermal gelation: Gel when heated, providing controllable quick-set properties
  • Low taste and odor: Excellent (low) flavor and aroma properties
  • Mucoadhesive
  • Hydrophilic
  • Drug solubilizer