Polish CMC manufacturer

As the industry continues to evolve, new solutions are being sought to create ever more advanced products. One ingredient that has gained worldwide recognition is the sodium salt of carboxymethylcellulose, also known as CMC. As a Polish manufacturer of CMC, we offer reliable compounds based on this additive – billboard adhesives and poster adhesives, and much more.

CMC – what is it and how is it produced?

Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) comes in the form of an odourless and tasteless white or yellowish powder. It is a polymer derived from cellulose, the main component of plant cell walls. Cellulose is a polysaccharide that, when subjected to an appropriate chemical process (reaction with monochloroacetic acid in the presence of an alkaline catalyst), is converted into CMC. The key step in this process is carboxymethylation, i.e. the introduction of a carboxymethyl group into the cellulose molecule. The result is a substance with unique properties – a high degree of purity and chemical and thermal stability. This makes CMC an extremely versatile and desirable polymer.

CMC application:

The main area of application for CMC is the chemical industry, where the ingredient is used, among other things, in the production of adhesives. Carboxymethylcellulose is also used in the food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, paper or textile industries.

  • Food industry
    In the food industry, CMC is used as a stabiliser, thickener and emulsifier. It improves the texture, consistency and appearance of food products such as beverages, ice cream, jellies or sauces. CMC is safe for human health and does not adversely affect the taste or smell of food.
  • Cosmetic industry
    In cosmetics, CMC acts as a stabiliser, thickener and emulsifier to improve the texture and appearance of products. It is also used as a moisturiser and film-forming agent, making CMC-enriched cosmetics effective and pleasant to use.
  • Pharmaceutical industry
    In the pharmaceutical industry, carboxymethylcellulose is used as an auxiliary substance in the production of medicines. Among other things, it is used as a binder in tablets, as a viscosity-reducing agent in syrups or as a substance that controls the release of the medicine from capsules. It is worth mentioning that CMC is biodegradable and biocompatible, which makes it safe for the human body.

Properties of CMC

  • High water binding capacity – CMC has an exceptional water binding capacity, which makes it an excellent thickener and stabiliser. As a result, it can be used in products ranging from liquid to gel-like textures.
  • Enzyme resistance – carboxymethylcellulose is resistant to digestive enzymes, which means that it is not broken down in living organisms. Therefore, it can be used as an auxiliary substance in the pharmaceutical or food industry.
  • Thermal and chemical stability – CMC features high thermal and chemical stability, which allows it to be used over a wide temperature and pH range. This makes it suitable for use in a wide variety of technological processes.
  • Biodegradability – Carboxymethylcellulose is a biodegradable substance, which means that it decomposes under the influence of microorganisms. It is therefore an environmentally friendly material.

CMC in the production of adhesives

Adhesives are an essential part of many production processes as well as everyday life. This is why it is so important to develop effective and safe adhesive formulations. In this context, CMC plays a key role – thanks to its properties, it allows adhesives with excellent adhesion and flexibility to be obtained.

The properties of CMC mean that the substance can be used as a component in water-based adhesives, both for industrial use and in products for individual consumers. CMC-based poster adhesives are characterised by high performance and resistance to moisture and temperature. Moreover, they are environmentally friendly and non-toxic, which is particularly important for adhesives used in the food or cosmetics industry.

CMC from a Polish manufacturer

As a Polish CMC manufacturer, we provide only the highest quality products characterised by pure composition and excellent chemical properties. The high class of the products we create translates into better technical parameters for adhesives, which in turn affects their effectiveness and durability. We produce sodium salt with varying degrees of substitution, which allows us to adapt it to specific customer needs.

Collaboration with a renown CMC manufacturer also guarantees access to expertise and technical support. This makes it possible to develop optimum adhesive formulations that meet the requirements of even the most demanding customers.

Sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) is a versatile ingredient that is widely used in many industries. In the context of adhesive production, CMC allows to develop products with excellent adhesive properties and high resistance to external factors. Collaborating with a CMC manufacturer gives you the opportunity to benefit from our knowledge and experience, which is key to developing effective and safe compounds for mounting posters, billboards, etc.