HPMC E-5

    DESCRIPTION

    AppearanceWhite to slightly off-white powder

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Content
    (Methoxy)
    28 to 30%
    ColourConforms
    Identification
    (A, B, C, D, E)
    Conforms
    SolubilitySoluble in cold water
    Organic Volatile ImpuritiesConforms
    Chloride (Cl)Max 0.284 %
    pH
    (2% solution)
    5.0 to 8.0
    Heavy metalsMax 20 ppm
    CadmiumMax 1 ppm
    ArsenicMax 2 ppm
    Loss on dryingMax 5 %
    LeadMax 3 ppm
    Propylene
    (Chlorohydrins)
    Max 0.1 ppm
    Clarity
    (Opalescence)
    Conforms
    Residue on ignition
    (Sulphated Ash)
    Max 1.5 %
    Viscosity
    (Apparent - 2% aq sol @20°C )
    4 to 6cps
    MercuryMax 1 ppm
    Iron (Fe)Max 100 ppm
    Hydroxypropoxy
    (Content)
    7 to 12%
    StorageDry environment
    Packaging20kg cartons lined with polyethylene bags
    Shelf life5 years

    MICROBIOLOGICAL

    Total plate countMax 1000 cfu/g
    YeastsMax 100 cfu/g
    MouldsMax 100 cfu/g
    Staphylococcus aureusNegative
    Salmonella
    (spp)
    Negative
    Escherichia ColiNegative


    Direct Food Ingredients will ensure that any material supplied this specification will confirm to the above physical and chemical properties. However, we have no control over the use of the material and can accept no responsibility for problems caused by the customer's failure to ensure the material supplied is suitable for the intended use.

    This specification has been last modified on Thu 6 September 2012 (1270)

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