Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Regenerated Cellulose

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9878

n A transparent cellulosic plastic made by mixing cellulose expatiate with a dilute sodium hydroxide solution to form a  Viscose extruding the viscose into film, sheeting, or fiber form, then treating the extrudate with acid to effect regeneration. In fiber form, the material is called  Rayon. The term  Cellophane is used for films and sheets.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA