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Bermocell® 30000

Technical data sheet

High-quality cellulose ethers for Retarded Dissolution (II)


Decorative Paints The dissolving time after dispersion is influenced by
Bermocell 30000 is a cellulose ether and highly the pH and temperature. The higher the pH or the
soluble in water. It ­improves the consistency, the higher the temperature the faster the ­dissolution will
stability, and the water retention of water based take place.
products.
Effect of pH on Dissolution time
Chemistry 2% Bermocell 30000 at 20°
Bermocell 30000 is strongly anionic and has a high
affinity to Calcium Carbonate Fillers. Therefore, 100
Relative viscosity

Bermocell grades are also used at low latex


formulations where it acts as a thickener and binder. 75

50
O
ONa O
ONa
OH O OH 25
O OH O HO O O
HO
O O O O O
HO O HO
O O OH O O
OH ONa OH 0
ONa O ONa 0 30 60 90 120 150 180
O O
Time (min)
pH 10 pH 9 pH 8

Fig 1. Schematic structure of BERMOCELL


Fig 3. Effect of pH on Viscosity Development and dissolution
Delayed Dissolution (I) time of Bermocell 30000
Bermocell 30000 is easily dispersed in cold water
of pH 8 or less. After dispersion the pH should
be increased to a level of 10 or higher to achieve
complete dissolution.

CMC CMC
Alkali
Heat
CMC CMC

Fig 2. Hydrolysis of BERMOCELL 30000 with alkali

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Applications Bermocell 30000 Typical Properties
Bermocell 30000 is used in latex paints for thickening
and stabilizing ­effects. Normal dosage in paints is 0.3 - Physical data
0.6 % calculated on the total paint weight. Appearance white powder
Particle size 99 % < 500 µm
To ensure optimal performance, we recommend the Water content max 8 %
following production sequence.
Salt content max 15 %

Step Action Time (min) pH Characteristics Range


Add water, defoamer, pH (1 % solution) 5-7
1 1-5 7
biocide, dispersant, etc Surface activity neutral
2 Add Bermocell 30000 1 6.5 Brookfield Viscosity (LV type) @ 25°C 2 % solution
Add base (ammonia, KOH, min. 10000 mPa.s @ pH 10
3 1 10.5
AMP-90, Na2CO3
Dissolution time @ 25°C max. 20min @ pH 10
Dissolution of Bermocell
4 5 - 15 10.5
molecules
5 Add Pigments 10 - 15 10.5 - 8.5
6 Add CaCO3 and fillers 10 - 15 8.5
Add 'in can' biocide and
7 1 8.5
defoamer (optional)
8 Add binder, coalescent 1-5 8.5

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