What is Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose(CMC)?

Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose(CMC), (Synonyms: Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose(CMC), Carboxy Methyl Cellulose, CMC, Sodium CMC, Na-CMC,E466)

is a kind of cellulose which are most widely used food, personal care, detergent, mining flotation, paper making, oil drilling, and Textile in the world.


Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose(CMC) was first obtained in 1918 by the German and is granted a patent in 1921.CMC to achieve commercial production since 1921 in Europe. But CMC was only for the crude product which was used as colloid and binder. From 1936 to 1941, the industrial applied research of Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose(CMC) is very active, people invented several enlightening patents. German use sodium carboxymethyl cellulose(CMC) for synthetic detergent during World War II. In 1943, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose(CMC) was first made by Hercules Company in the United States and produced the refined product’s sodium in 1946 which are recognized as safe food ingredients. Now, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose(CMC) is the most widely used and the largest amount of fiber in the worlds.


CMC is a kind of anionic polymers made from natural cellulose with caustic alkali and acid chloride, the molecular weight is 6400 (± 1 000). The Main by-products are sodium chloride and ethanol in this processing. Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose(CMC) are widely used in many industries. And SINOCMC CO. LTD. is a professional manufacturer of CMC for 40 years. SINOCMC always contribute to improving products quality and customer satisfaction.


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