AGOCEL SMART | Smart cellulose alternative for dry mix mortars

AGOCEL SMART is the latest guar-based rheological additive developed by the CHT Group to reduce costs of dry mix mortar systems caused by increasing cellulose ether prices. As a significant component in the formulation, the prices of rheological additives have a big impact on the overall costs.

With AGOCEL SMART it is possible to replace medium viscosity cellulose ethers in different mineral systems. Thereby a cost effective and sustainable solution can be combined with good performances.

Replacing cellulose ethers is however only one aspect of using AGOCEL SMART.
Additional positive properties can be obtained, which are usually provided by other co-thickeners.
That benefit allows our customers to simplify the recipes and to save warehouse costs.

Besides that, AGOCEL SMART provides excellent processing capabilities and an optimal viscosity.


AGOCEL SMART benefits and properties

  • High thickening effect
  • Good water retention
  • Low stickiness on tools
  • High slip resistance
  • Superior mechanical properties
  • Compatible with other rheological additives
  • Formulations based on renewable raw materials

Application fields

  • Admixtures based on cement, gypsum and polymer
  • Plasters and mortars
  • Tile adhesives
  • Putties


Our Technical Service is at your entire disposal to find the right key for a successful substitution.





We recommend combining AGOCEL SMART with the following products:

AGOCEL S 2000  |  AGOCEL S 10

Polyacrylamides to increase the thickening effects and anti-sagging properties



Starch ethers to improve the workability and provide anti-sagging properties



Sector German title English title Type Date Language
Mineral Building SolutionsAGOCEL SMART | Additiv zum Cellulose ErsatzAGOCEL SMART | Additive for cellulose replacementDocument19.07.2018