Lotte Fine Chemicals

LOTTE Fine Chemical is working to become a world-leading materials and chemicals manufacturer by developing advanced materials for the future.
Since it launched in 1964, LOTTE Fine Chemical has contributed to Korea’s economic development, and its history tells the story of the chemical industry in Korea.


Starting by developing basic chemical products and intermediary materials for various sectors of industry, LOTTE Fine Chemical has continuously expanded and developed its scope of business to include technology-intensive fine chemicals with added value, environment-friendly materials.

​​The core business of LFC is Chlorine and Cellulose related products which are used in a wide range of industries from textiles to construction. The Mecellose® range, with its high potential, is increasing its market share globally, and expanding into emerging markets due to the development of new grades and continuous production capacity increases.

The key range of LFC products supplied by Filchem is the Mecellose® range. This is an environmentally friendly, cellulose based product obtained from wood or cotton. The water insoluble natural cellulose polymer is converted into their water soluble Mecellose® through Etherification.

Predominant uses of Mecellose® are:

  • Thickening agent

  • Moisture retention agents

  • Lubricant

  • Stabiliser

The application of Mecellose® varies from:

  • Construction

  • Cement and ceramic extrusion

  • Polymerization

  • Paint

  • Detergent

  • Personal care

Mecellose® is growing in popularity across this diverse range of industries in large part because of its flexibility and ease of use. The chemical and physical properties such as water solubility, pH stable, enzyme resistance, thickening qualities, and many more, will give your end-product consistent and reproducible results. With approximately 35 different grades of Mecellose®, supplied in surface treated powder, standard powder, or surface treated granular forms, there is certainly a grade of Mecellose® that will suit your application.

Mecellose® comes supplied in either a 20kg 3-ply Kraft laminated bag with a PE inner liner, or in 300kg bulk bags.

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