Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC)/Cellulose Gum

Carboxymethyl cellulose, also known as CMC or cellulose gum, has been a part of our product portfolio since the early 1940s. We have extensive knowledge of the CMC manufacturing process and the products.

All our CMC brands are water-soluble polymers derived from cellulose and by choosing the right cellulose gum type, you can achieve the desired rheology for any aqueous system. Besides controlling the rheology, CMC is known for its excellent water binding capacity, protein protection ability and film forming properties.

Uses for Cellulose Gum/CMC

Function Rheology Modification Water-Binding Film-Forming Protein Protection Particle Stabilization
Source Wood & Cotton Cellulose

Our Cellulose Gum/CMC Products


Additives for enhancing the strength performance of different papers and oilfield grades that provide functionalities for water-based drilling fluids.

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CELECT® Cellulose Gum

This water-soluble polymer disperses and depresses gangue minerals across a broad dosage range in mining applications.

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CELFLOW® Cellulose Ether

A water-soluble cellulose ether with excellent dispersion in neutral or slightly acidic environments.

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CELLUFIX® Carboxymethyl-cellulose

A versatile additive for many applications in the building and construction industry.

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CEKOL® Cellulose Gum

Highly purified grades for food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and oral care.

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CELPOL® Polyanionic Cellulose

A key additive for fluid loss control and to supplement viscosity in drilling fluids.

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A wide selection of industrial grades, with optimized performance for multiple applications.

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