CMC Detergent Grade 25kg

CMC Detergent Grade 25kg

Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) is a water-soluble polymer that is derived from cellulose, which is a naturally occurring polymer found in plant cell walls. CMC is produced by chemically modifying cellulose through the addition of carboxymethyl groups, which gives it its unique properties such as high water solubility, thickening ability, and film-forming properties.

CMC is widely used in a variety of industries, including food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and textiles, as a thickener, binder, stabilizer, emulsifier, and dispersant. It is commonly found in food products such as ice cream, salad dressings, and baked goods as a thickener and emulsifier, as well as in cosmetics and personal care products such as toothpaste and shampoo as a binder and stabilizer.



Detergents Grade CMC. Technical Specification for Sodium CMC – Detergent Grade: Applications: SCMC is used in detergents as an anti soil redeposition agent, particle suspender, skin protector, color retention agent, stabilizer, homogeniser, texture protector.

Critical micelle concentration (CMC) is defined as the concentration of detergents above which micelles are spontaneously formed. The CMC is important in biology because at concentrations above it the detergents form complexes with lipophilic proteins.The exact molecular weight influences the CMC.

CMC is used as a lubricant in artificial tears. CMC is also used as a thickening agent, for instance, in the oil-drilling industry as an ingredient of drilling mud, where it acts as a viscosity modifier and water retention agent.

Detergent Grade CMC can be used in liquid, paste detergent, acts as stabilizing agent and thickening agent.CMC can effectively prevent washes from becoming contaminated after being washed by synthetic detergent when it used in detergent powder.

CMC is used extensively in gluten free and reduced fat food products. 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. CMC is used as a lubricant in artificial tears.


Proper ways of storage include:

  • Store in a cool, dry, clean, ventilated environment.
  • Since production date, a preservation period should not exceed 3 years for the industrial product.
  • The products should be prevented from water and package bag damaging during transportation.

Safety Guidelines

While carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) is generally considered safe for use in various industries and applications, there are some precautions that should be observed when using it:
  1. Handling and Storage: CMC should be stored in a dry and cool place away from direct sunlight and sources of heat. It should also be handled with care to avoid exposure to eyes, skin, or inhalation of the dust.
  2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): When handling CMC, it is recommended to wear personal protective equipment such as gloves, eye protection, and a dust mask to avoid contact with the skin, eyes, and inhalation of dust.
  3. Compatibility with other ingredients: CMC may not be compatible with certain ingredients, such as cationic compounds, which can reduce its effectiveness. It is essential to test CMC’s compatibility with other ingredients before use.
  4. Concentration and pH: CMC’s effectiveness can be affected by the pH and concentration of the solution. It is essential to follow the recommended concentration and pH ranges for the specific application.
  5. Quality Control: CMC should be sourced from a reliable supplier and tested for purity, viscosity, and other relevant parameters to ensure its quality.
  6. Regulatory Requirements: CMC may be subject to regulatory requirements in some countries, and it is essential to follow the relevant regulations and guidelines for its use.
Overall, following the recommended precautions can help ensure the safe and effective use of CMC in various applications.

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