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Benecel MX

Benecel MX

Benecel™ MX Modified Cellulose is a unique grade of modified cellulose which can unlock new possibilities in food applications. Specifically formulated to excel in meat analogue formulations, Benecel™ MX creates a thermo-reversible gel, making it an ideal ingredient for creating exceptional plant-based products.


One of the key advantages of Benecel™ MX is its ability to form a gel at a lower temperature compared to regular grades. This innovative modified cellulose gels at approximately 40°C, providing superior functionality and texture enhancement. With its high viscosity ranging from 37,500 to 70,000 mPa·s in a 2% MC water solution, Benecel™ MX ensures optimal binding and helps formulations hold their shape, even at cold temperatures.


Derived from plant sources, Benecel™ MX is suitable for vegan applications, aligning perfectly with the growing trend towards plant-based foods. Its molecular structure, featuring hydrophilic and hydrophobic areas, plays a crucial role in stabilizing fat and water in food formulations. This unique characteristic helps retain moisture in the finished product, resulting in succulent and satisfying textures. Additionally, Benecel™ MX offers the option to replace fat with water, providing formulation and cost flexibility without compromising on quality.


In meat analogue applications, Benecel™ MX replicates the solid fat present in traditional meat products using liquid oils. This exceptional functionality allows for the creation of plant-based alternatives that closely resemble their animal-derived counterparts in both taste and texture. With Benecel™ MX, you can achieve the desired mouthfeel, juiciness, and richness that consumers crave, all while maintaining a vegan-friendly formulation.

  • Generic and alternative names

    Benecel™ HPMC
    Benecel™ Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

    Similar to Methocel MX™

  • INCI

    Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

  • Claims / benefits / efficacy

    • Enhaces viscosity in water solutions;
    • Forms a thermo-reversible gel at ~40°C;
    • Provides texture enhancement and stability;
    • Acts as a binder;
    • Stabilizes fat and water;
    • Retains moisture in the finished product
    • Natural/Vegetable derived
  • Function

    • Thickener
    • Viscosity modifying
    • Thermo-reversible gel
    • Texture enhancer & stabilizer
    • Binder
    • Stabilizer
    • Moisturizing
  • Application

    • Meat analogue formulations
    • Plant-based products
    • Vegan applications
  • Packaging

    • Sample size: 0.5 kg
    • Box: 12.5 kg
    • Pallet: 36 Boxes
    • 1 FCL: 10 MT
  • Shelf life

    36 months

  • Certifications & Compliance

    • Kosher
    • Halal
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