6768Re: methyl cellulose
- Aug 17 7:37 AMHi Iris,
I couldn't agree with you more, and this is why we don't typically provide
recipes with our products.
Since we sell to a wide and varied group of customers (bookbinders, art
conservators, marblers, etc) that all use these products in very different
ways, it is impossible to have a recipe that works for all applications.
It's like a bag of flour having a recipe on it. Our customers are also
typically trained professionals, and recipes are more guidelines than hard
and fast rules.
I certainly don't mean to put you on the spot, but you are the one who
asked for a recipe and then replied that you never use one but do it by
feel. We feel the same.
Jake, I agree. Most people marbling at a high level don't use Methyl
Cellulose for marbling, but some do who want a cheaper alternative to
carageenan. I don't think there is any question the results are sub
standard, but everything has its time and place. For example when Martha
Stewart featured a marbling project, and I can't remember if it was on her
tv show, magazine, or online) she used methyl cellulose and referenced as
as the source where she obtained the supplies. This is a perfect group for
MC and not carageenan -)
What we sell as this generic form of methyl cellulose is Culminal
methylcellulose MC 2000. It is methyl cellulose, not MHPC or other similar
forms. It works for marbling. We do also sell other methyl cellulose
products that are more expensive and desired for specific art conservation
treatments, such as Dow A4C and Aqualon Cellulose Gum CMC 7H3SF PH which is
actually a carboxyl methyl cellulose.
If there is anyone out there who uses methyl cellulose for their marbling
and would like to help me develop a baseline recipe for the product we sell
for this application, I would gladly send some samples. Please contact me
directly at aaron@...
330 Morgan Ave
Brooklyn NY 11211
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