As bio-based new materials and green environmental protection materials, cellulose ether in the industrial field is a large number of applications in the future to build environmentally friendly and resource-conserving society development trend, the development of the industry in line with China's macroeconomic goals to achieve sustainable economic development. Now from the three downstream situation to analyze the cellulose ether industry overview.
Cellulose ether is the natural cellulose by chemical modification of sweet cellulosic organisms, is one of the most important industrial water-soluble polymers, is developing rapidly. Cellulose ether production raw material is rich, wide variety, has many excellent properties, unique in the construction, cement, oil, food, textile, detergent, paint, pharmaceutical, paper and electronic components widely used in industrial production, has become a worldwide in the production of industrial cellulose ether is one of the world's most abundant natural macromolecular compounds, It is the main component of plant fiber cell wall, which is synthesized by photosynthesis in most plants. Cellulose ether mainly comes from wood and some non-wood materials, including cotton, wheat grass, reed, bagasse and so on. In addition to the two end groups, each glucose group of cellulose molecular chain has three hydroxyl groups. As cellulose is a linear long chain molecule, it has a large number of hydroxyl groups. Under certain conditions, a large number of hydrogen bonds can be formed within and between molecules, which have a significant impact on the physical and chemical properties of cellulose. Molecular chain is semi-rigid, high crystallinity, easy to produce hydrogen bond association between molecules, insoluble in water and general organic solvents. Biodegradable, with good biocompatibility ,which is environmentally friendly.