cellulose nitrate


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cellulose nitrate

n.
A pulpy or cottonlike polymer derived from cellulose treated with sulfuric and nitric acids and used in the manufacture of explosives and plastics. Also called nitrocellulose.
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When cellulose nitrate products are heated to temperatures above 300[degrees]F, decomposition starts, which generates further heat and soon raises the material to its ignition temperature," the handbook continued.
However, the presence of decay signs typical of cellulose nitrate and the absence of those typical of cellulose acetate coupled with the absence of edge markings stating SAFETY or SAFETY FILM was sufficient to identify the film as cellulose nitrate.
Tenders are invited for Thinner To Is:5667-1970,With Boiling Point At 55 C For Cellulose Nitrate Base Paint, Packing 20 Ltrs Non Returnable Steel Container.
Flexible film base was made possible firstly by the development of by cellulose nitrate base (prior to 1950), cellulose acetate (1950 -~1985) which provided fire resistance over the earlier nitrate films, and finally highly stable polyester-based microfilms (safety-film) that are common today.