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Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose Price Trend

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Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose Regional Price Trend

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose Price Trend for the First Half of 2022


Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose (HPMC) prices soared throughout the Asian market due to the raised crude oil prices, trade disruptions, port congestions and robust demand from the downstream food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, and polymer industries. The HPMC prices averaged 6015.59 USD/MT during the first quarter in the Indian domestic market. With the relaxation of the upstream production costs and enhancement of the global supply, the HPMC prices stabilized in the Indian domestic market. The prices declined further in the Chinese domestic arena due to the demand destruction caused by the government’s zero-tolerance covid restrictions.


The price trends of HPMC remained strengthened throughout the first quarter of the said period. With the European embargo on Russian oil and western sanctions against Russian exports, an acute energy crisis was unleashed across Europe. The surging prices, along with solid demand from the pharma sector, caused the prices of HPMC to inflate. However, the prices stabilized towards the end of the second quarter.

North America

The price trends for HPMC in the US domestic market closely mirrored the global trends. The prices soared during the first quarter owing to high upstream costs. They declined during the second half following the demand destruction and contractionary monetary policy followed by the central bank.

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Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) belongs to the class of cellulose ethers in which the hydroxyl groups have been substituted by the hydroxyl groups present in the cellulose ring. HPMC is a water-soluble, biodegradable polymer with several applications in paints, adhesives, textiles, etc. It is used to make biocomposites owing to its easy-to-process and biodegradable nature. It is primarily used in the food industry as a thickening and suspending agent, an alternative to gelatin.

Product Details:

Report Features Details
Product Name Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose
HS CODE 39129090
CAS Number 9004-65-3
Industrial Uses Food and Beverage, Cosmetics, Construction, Paints and Coatings, Adhesives, Textiles, Emulsifiers
Synonyms HPMC, Hypromellose
Supplier Database The Dow Chemical Company, LOTTE Fine Chemical Co., Ltd., SE Tylose GmbH & Co. KG, Ashland Global Holdings Inc., Shandong Head Co., Ltd
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China , India, Indonesia, Pakistan,  Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand,  South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal,  Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore,  Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden,  Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland , Norway,  Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia,  Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

Production Processes:

  • Production of Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose from Cellulose, Methyl Chloride, and Propylene Oxide

Pulverized cellulose, sodium hydroxide, and toluene are added in a fixed ratio to a slurry tank and heated. Then the methyl chloride and propylene oxide are added, and the reaction is allowed between 60°-120° C for some time. The final product thus obtained is subjected to the washing and purification stage.

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