Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose Production Cost Analysis 2021

Hypromellose, short for hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose or HPMC, is a fine example of a semisynthetic, inert, viscoelastic polymer that is often used as eye drops. It is also used as an excipient that also acts as a controlled-delivery component in oral medications. As a food additive, hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose is known as an emulsifier, thickening and suspending agent, and an alternative to animal gelatine. In appearance, it is a solid and is a slightly off-white to beige powder. 

The compound forms colloids after being miscible in water. This chemical compound is a non-toxic ingredient and also combustible that can react vigorously with oxidizing agents. Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose in an aqueous solution, like methylcellulose, shows thermal gelation property. It means, when the solution heats up to a significant temperature, the solution solidifies into a non-flowable but semi-flexible mass. Generally, this significant temperature is inversely related to both the solution of a concentration of HPMC as well as with the concentration of the methoxy group of the HPMC molecule. Thus, the higher the concentration of the methoxy group, the lower the critical temperature. 

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Purified Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose production. The report incorporates the manufacturing process with detailed process and material flow, capital investment, operating costs along with financial expenses and depreciation charges. The study is based on the latest prices and other economic data available. We also offer additional analysis of the report with detailed breakdown of all cost components (Capital Investment Details, Production Cost Details, Economics for another Plant Location, Dynamic Cost Model).


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