Special Effects

Special Effects Thickener for Artificial Blood and Slime

Artificial blood is commonly used for theatrical or medical training purposes. METHOCEL™ cellulose ethers are extremely effective thickeners used in artificial blood as well as special effect slime. Because it has a broad range of viscosities, METHOCEL™ helps formulators to achieve a variety of consistencies, whether that be a thin runny product or a thick stringy product. Because METHOCEL™ comes in dry form it is easy to make small or large quantities as needed. Additionally, METHOCEL does not require hot water to dissolve; therefore, it can be used on site.

Our Solutions



Rheology modifier with a broad range of viscosities; soluble in water and select organic solvents. 

Efficient thickener and rheology modifier in special effect formulations.

Your Applications

Some very memorable theatrical moments were created because of the unique special effects used to take the audience imaginations straight into the production. METHOCEL™ is used as a thickener in special effects products, most commonly blood and slime, to give the special effects products their desired consistency.
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