BERMOCOLL EBS 481 FQ is a non-ionic, water soluble cellulose ether with enhanced enzyme resistance. It improves the consistency, the stability, and the water retention of water based products.
Ethyl hydroxyethyl cellulose
BERMOCOLL EBS 481 FQ is used in latex paints for thickening and stabilizing effects, particularly when high storage viscosity combined with low application viscosity is required. Normal dosage is 0.2 - 0.7 % calculated on the total paint weight. BERMOCOLL EBS 481 FQ is easily dispersed in cold water of pH 7 or less. BERMOCOLL EBS 481 FQ can form lumps when added to an alkaline liquid. To avoid this, it should be added as a ready stock solution, as a slurry in slight acid water or in an organic solvent, or as a dry mix with other powder materials.The dissolving time after dispersion is influenced by the water pH. Alkaline additives can be used to speed up the dissolving process.