Hydroxyethyl cellulose is a non-ionic subsidiary of cellulose ether and can dissolve in water. It is manufactured by the conversion of ethylene oxide and alkali cellulose to ether. The consumer industries of hydroxyethyl cellulose are adhesives and sealants, construction, personal care, paints and coatings and oil and gas, among many others.
Increased requirement from the industry of aesthetics and personal care is estimated to propel the hydroxyethyl cellulose market. Augmented requirement for hydroxyethyl cellulose in the industry of coatings and paints is estimated to propel this market ahead. However, the ejection of dangerous air contaminants for the duration of ignition and manufacture are anticipated to hinder further expansion of the hydroxyethyl cellulose market.
Shortage of raw materials also hampers further development of the market.