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What is "Cellophane" - Definition & Explanation

Transparent cellulose sheeting made in the same way as viscose rayon except that it comes in sheet form. Used in many packaging fields, belts, braids, fringes, lacing and decorative fabrics.
Cellophane is a thin, transparent sheet made of processed cellulose. Cellulose fibres from wood or cotton are dissolved in alkali to make a solution called viscose, which is then extruded through a slit into an acid bath to reconvert the viscose into cellulose. A similar process, using a hole instead of a slit (a spinneret), is used to make a fibre called rayon.

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