Alcohol-Based Cleaning Gels

 
 
 
 
 
 

With decades of experience and technology leadership in hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) chemistry, DuPont offers optimized METHOCEL™ grades, that are soluble in alcohol-based formulations and can be used as premium thickeners and gelling agents in hand sanitizers, cleaning gels and industrial cleaning products.

METHOCEL™ polymers are obtained from plant cellulose, a naturally-occurring polysaccharide. They are used in hand sanitizers and related applications, to control viscosity and rheology, enabling consumers to easily dispense and apply alcohol gels onto hands with reduced waste.

 
 
 

METHOCEL™ HPMC provides the following benefits:

 
 
 

METHOCEL™ Product Features

Functional Benefits

Soluble in alcohol-based formulations

Thickening and gelling

Excellent flow characteristics

Helps dispense sanitizer solution

Stabilization and suspension of additives

Clear gel

Easy to use – no neutralization step required

High molecular weight

Smooth texture and finish

Derived from renewable wood pulp

Natural, green chemistry alternative to non-renewable materials

 
 
 

Product Selection Table - Industrial Grade Products

MAY NOT BE APPLICABLE TO YOUR COUNTRY OR APPLICATION - REFER TO DISCLAIMER AT BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Application

Recommended Product

Usage Level %

Gel clarity
Gel formation

Alcohol-based cleaning products

METHOCEL™ 311

0.5 – 1.5

Superior*
Strong gel

METHOCEL™ E10M

1.0 – 2.5

Transparent*
Medium gel

METHOCEL™ F4M

1.5 – 2.5

Transparent*
Medium gel

* Comparative transparency testing shows our METHOCEL™ products to be either superior or equivalent to other stabilizer options.

 
 
 

Product selection is dependent on the type and percentage of alcohol used in the formulation, as well as the amount of water and desired gel characteristics. DuPont offers additional products, including pharmaceutical grade METHOCEL™, compliant with all major pharmacopoeias. For more information please connect with our sales and technical team.

 
 
 

Please watch our short video: how to make a cleaning gel

 
 
 

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Who We Are

DuPont Global Specialty Solutions (GSS) is a business of DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences.
GSS offers METHOCEL™, WALOCEL™ CRT, and ETHOCEL™ cellulose ethers, Lattice® microcrystalline cellulose, POLYOX™ water-soluble resins and Scogin® alginates. GSS supports its customers around the world to develop, optimize, and manufacture their products.

DISCLAIMER

HAND SANITIZERS AND CLEANING GELS ARE REGULATED IN MANY COUNTRIES. FORMULATORS AND MANUFACTURERS SHOULD CONSULT, UNDERSTAND AND COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE RULES AND REGULATIONS, THAT APPLY FOR THEIR INTENDED PRODUCT AND COUNTRY BEFORE MAKING A SELECTION.

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YOU ACCEPT SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR DETERMINING ALL MATTERS RELATED TO YOUR INTENDED USE OF THE PRODUCT AND YOUR MARKETING AND SALE OF ANY PRODUCT INCORPORATING DUPONT PRODUCT AND YOU HEREBY WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE USED YOUR OWN INDEPENDENT SKILL, EXPERTISE AND JUDGMENT IN SELECTING THE PRODUCT FOR YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND INTENDED USE.  YOU FURTHER WARRANT THAT YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE PROCEDURES FOR THE PROPER AND SAFE USE, INCLUDING ANY APPLICABLE LAWS, REGULATIONS AND NECESSARY REGISTRATIONS RELATED TO YOUR INTENDED USE. YOU WILL NOT HOLD DUPONT RESPONSIBLE AND WILL INDEMNIFY DUPONT FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE IMPROPER USE OF OUR MATERIAL.

 
 
 
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