CMC :: Carboxymethylcellulosis

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Synthetic derivate, mostly used by various industries to influence viscosity in aqueous and organic solutions.

CMC is physiologically inert, chemically stable, odour-free and tasteless, and harmless to health and the environment. As CMC as cellulose ether is made from renewable resources, it is becoming more important for environmental considerations.

Key customers of CMC are the pulp and paper and textile industries. Bigger amounts are used as drilling additives, for example, in the oil industry. Highly purified CMC is used in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industries.