Skip navigation Accessibility information

Cellulose ( Regenerated Cellulose ) - Film   -   Material Information


Buy Cellulose Film on-line

We stock and supply the following standard forms:
Fiber Film
Fiber Film
Common Brand Names:
Cellophane, Rayophane
 
General Description:  

All forms of cellulose degrade before they melt but natural cellulose can be regenerated by the xanthate process to manufacture fibres, commonly called rayon or viscose, and film, commonly called by its earliest brand name Cellophane®. The latter films are plasticised by glycols and water to overcome their brittleness and are transparent, colourless and of moderate crystallinity. They were very widely used for packaging but have been substantially replaced by synthetic thermoplastics, especially polypropylene.

They have very high permeability to moisture and, especially when dry, very low permeabiltiy to permanent gases. Their moisture content varies greatly with their environment reaching approximately 50% at 100% relative humidity. Not surprisingly, this causes many of their properties to vary considerably - so summarised values must be treated with considerable caution.

   
 

   

Technical Data for   Cellulose


Cellulose Film - Standard Products   Click here to display prices
AC321020Cellulose Film,    
Thickness:0.021mm, Coil width:250mm
AC321030Cellulose Film,    
Thickness:0.031mm, Coil width:400mm
AC321040Cellulose Film,    
Thickness:0.042mm
AC321088Cellulose Film,    
Thickness:0.09mm, Condition:Vegetable parchment, Coating:Uncoated
 
AC321090Cellulose Film,    
Thickness:0.09mm, Condition:Vegetable parchment, Condition:Silicone coated on both sides
Cellulose Film - Standard Products   Click here to display prices

Properties for Cellulose Film

Property Value
Extension to break - Longitudinal % 18
Extension to break - Transverse % 55
Permeability to Carbon Dioxide @25C x10-13 cm3. cm cm-2 s-1 Pa-1 0.004-0.05
Permeability to Hydrogen @25C x10-13 cm3. cm cm-2 s-1 Pa-1 0.01-0.05
Permeability to Nitrogen @25C x10-13 cm3. cm cm-2 s-1 Pa-1 0.02-0.06
Permeability to Oxygen @25C x10-13 cm3. cm cm-2 s-1 Pa-1 0.004-0.04
Permeability to Water @25C x10-13 cm3. cm cm-2 s-1 Pa-1 approx 20,000
Tensile modulus - Longitudinal GPa 5
Tensile modulus - Transverse GPa 3
Tensile strength - Longitudinal MPa 120
Tensile strength - Transverse MPa 55

We stock and supply the following standard forms:
Fiber Film
Fiber Film

Index