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Natrosol™ 250 MR

Technical DataSheet | Supplied by Ashland Specialty Chemical

Nonionic, water-soluble hydroxyethylcellulose surface-treated with glyoxal. Used as a high efficiency nonionic thickener, water retention aid and rheology modifier in all types of water-based paints and surface coatings. Can be used as a protective colloid, stabilizer and suspending agent. Offers very good pseudoplastic flow behaviour and wide compatibility with other materials such as emulsion polymers, natural and synthetic gums, emulsifiers, defoamers, pigments, surfactants and preservatives. Gives mechanical and chemical stability. Controls rheology before, during, and after application. Provides very good color acceptance, color development, and viscosity retention on tinting. Gives fast dispersion and easier dissolving in water.

Natrosol™ 250 MR Product details

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Bio Based

Natrosol™ 250 MR Properties


Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Viscosity @ 25°C, Brookfield (2% solution)
xxxxxxxxxx mPa.s
Moisture content (as packed)
xxxxx %
pH of a solution
Particle size, on U.S. 40 mesh
xxxxxx %
Typical viscosity, Brookfield @ 25°C (concentration 2%)
xxxx mPa.s
Ash (calculated as Na2SO4)
xxxxxxx %
Bulking value
xxxx lbs/gal
Bulk density
xxx g/ml

Solubility Properties

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