A derivative of cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose is commonly used as an excipient, lubricant, and topical ophthalmic protectant. Hydroxypropyl is also referred to as HPC. As with all chemical products, here at Brenntag North America, we know you need a reliable source for your hydroxypropyl cellulose needs. You want to be sure you’re getting the right quality and quantity of product every time. It doesn’t matter if it’s regular just-in-time deliveries or occasional shipments for your punctual needs — we’re your source if you are looking for where to get hydroxypropyl cellulose.


Hydroxypropyl cellulose is an ingredient in many prescriptions for treating eye dryness and irritation as tear drops. The pharmaceutical industry uses its manufacturing of products to help people who many not be able to produce their own tears naturally. This condition causes extremely dry eyes and a long-lasting feeling that something is in the eye. Products with hydroxypropyl cellulose is mainly used when other artificial tear treatments have not worked on the patient. The chemical can also be used with some products as a thickener, binding as a glue like substance, or stabilizer.


The hydroxypropyl cellulose chemical is a powder and can be dissolved in water at room temperature. Hydroxypropyl cellulose is soluble is polar organic solvents. It is a stable chemical although it is combustible with some other compounds. During your search of where to buy hydroxypropyl cellulose find a distributor with experience so they can give you strong expert advice on storage and handling of hydroxypropyl.

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The various grades of Hydroxypropyl Cellulose include:

  • Klucel L Ind hydroxylpropyl cellulose Ashland V#415070
  • Benecel K35M HPMC Ashland MTL V#821913
  • Klucel M CS Ashland MTL V#432014

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Professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry know how important it is to follow health and safety regulation when working with chemicals that will enter the public market. When you look for where to buy hydroxypropyl cellulose in Canada, make sure to decide on a trusted distributor with experience. When you choose Brenntag North America as your hydroxypropyl cellulose distributor you can have peace of mind that you are receiving a high-quality supply.


Our team of experts are available to answer questions you may have about our distribution process or hydroxypropyl. We look forward to partnering with you as your trusted distributor, contact us to discuss your next supply of hydroxypropyl.


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