Food Substances: Used as substitute for Gluten in making grain breads
Gelling agent: Can be used to produce natural gels
Skincare: Assist in emulsion stabilizing of creams, lotions and balms
Personal care: Stabilizes foam in bodywashes, hand washes shampoos and facial cleansers. HPMC adds lubricity and increases the viscosity of the product.
Film forming: HPMC solutions dry to form flexible dry films.
Construction Materials: Used in tile adhesives as water retention agent
Capsules & Tablets: Used as excipient in tablet & capsule formations
Coating Agent: Used as coating agent in tablets
Other Uses: Other uses includes Gypsum Products, Paints & coatings
Contact with eyes may lead to blurred vision, tearing and redness. As HPMC is a dusty powder, it may lead to breathing problems, itching, swelling.