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6764Re: methyl cellulose

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  • jemiljan
    Aug 16, 2012
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      Hi Aaron,

      I've used your methyl cellulose for other bookbinding applications, but I think it's too grainy to be used for marbling. Do you know if it's hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), or another form of Methyl cellulose? Most marblers use a very fine, surface-treated form of methyl cell that can be dispersed in cold water, such as the Dow Methocel J75MSN, which is activated with an alkali such as clear ammonia and then neutralized with white vinegar to bring the Ph down to neutral. Vann Waters & Rogers makes another variation that is sold by Daniel Smith for their papermaking, but I don't think it works anywhere nearly as well as the Dow Methocel J75MSN. I think that is what Dharma Trading Sells. The "Methyl Cellulose" sold by EarthGuild seems to me to be one of the Dow product, and the consistency is very different from what Talas sells. They don't say, but I suspect that it may be Dow A4M or E4M Methocel.

      Also Sue, I think that the "HEC" you are using must be Hydroxy Ethylcellulose, which would be a product like Tylose.


      Have you compared this to the Dow brand I mentioned?


      Jake Benson

      --- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, Aaron Salik <aaron@...> wrote:
      > Here at Talas we sell Methyl Cellulose in different quantities, and at a
      > much lower price than the sources mentioned previously.
      > The product can be found on our website here:
      > http://apps.webcreate.com/ecom/catalog/product_specific.cfm?ClientID=15&ProductID=18375
      > --
      > Regards,
      > Aaron Salik
      > Talas
      > 330 Morgan Ave
      > Brooklyn NY 11211
      > 212-219-0770 Phone
      > 212-219-0735 Fax
      > http://talasonline.com
      > http://talasonline.blogspot.com/
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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