CELLULON® Cellulose Liquid Is The More Sustainable Suspension Aid

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The power of plants is everywhere these days – from what’s on your plate for dinner to how you clean it afterwards. According to Innova Market Insights (April 2021), there is a rising demand for more plant-based cleaning options. Newness is taking shape in plant-powered dishwashing liquid formulations that clean yet are skin-friendly and biodegradable. Consumers have an increasing awareness of synthetic ingredients and their effects, especially on the environment.

Formulators often wonder how using plant-based ingredients might alter functionality in a dishwashing liquid. Will they deliver the same cleaning power to remove tough, baked-on grease? Also, how will the ingredients hold together? Homemade dishwashing liquids are usually quite thin and need to be shaken.

CELLULON® Cellulose Liquid is the more sustainable suspension aid. It’s a biodegradable, nature-based alternative to thickeners such as carbomers. It suspends decorative beads, pearlescents, fragrance encapsulates and scrubbers independently of surfactant level. And it stabilizes in a wide range of conditions with minimal impact on the viscosity of the final product. Made by microbial fermentation, CELLULON® Cellulose Liquid is bio-identical to cellulose commonly found in nature. Yet our patented process creates a continuous, reticulated network with a very high surface area-to-weight ratio. This 3D net adds reliable structuring and a true yield value at low concentrations in a formulation. 

Ease of Use

Comes pre-activated and ready to use. No pH adjustment required. Easy to disperse under low-to-moderate mixing conditions.

Excellent Performance

Low use level of 0.5-5% w/w. Provides suspension and stabilization without significantly altering the pour viscosity of the formulation. Freeze-thaw stable to -20° C for at least 5 cycles.

Cost Efficient

Suitable for economic formulations as well as highly concentrated formulations, including unidose laundry systems. Cellulose is not water-soluble. Formulating into low/no-water formulations is possible! 


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Headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, Kelco Oil Field Group serves the drilling fluids industry with a global staff of industry-specific sales, customer service and technical experts, with distribution points located throughout the world.

Our decades of experience begin in 1965 when we introduced a unique, commercial grade xanthan gum to the marketplace. Our product portfolio includes unique biopolymers designed to enhance production potential while maintaining well costs.

Control over variable conditions, such as site temperature and humidity, as well as raw material quality variations, e.g., sand moisture content, is critical to construction mix formulations.

We offer nature-based products specifically designed for the construction industry.  Our application scientists understand the full scope of criterion required for quality, workable end products. Working with CP Kelco, you leverage our expertise while choosing from a wide range of useful, often unique, product properties that encompass high levels of functionality, excellent compatibility with different types of ingredients, and suitable for a wide range of applications, such as latex-based and ready-made plasters, filling compounds, putties, grouts, mortars, and more.

We develop nature-based, highly functional, cost-effective products and solutions, and combine those ingredients with global logistic capabilities to meet the needs of customers across a wide variety of industries.

Our portfolio of ingredients includes a full range of products proven to meet industry standards and recognized as reliable in overall performance. These products are ideal for multiple industrial uses such as mining, oil field drilling and stimulation fluids, construction, paints and coatings, industrial cleaners, textile sizing and printing, and more.