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Cellulose Nitrate

Description

General

This material is based on cellulose, being the chief constituent of cell walls of higher plants. Commercially it is made from cotton linters and wood pulp. Hence it belongs to the renewable polymers. It is the oldest plastic (1868) that received commercial interest. Because of the high flammability it has been replaced in many applications.

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
%
0.6 2 % Idemat 2003

Electrical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
kV/mm
6.7 7.3 % Idemat 2003
V
1.00E+019 Ohm.mm²/m Idemat 2003

Manufacturing Properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Mechanical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
MPa
MPa
MPa
1350 1400 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
10 40 % Idemat 2003
MPa
J/cm
MPa
35 70 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
MPa

Optical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
1.5 1.5 Idemat 2003

Thermal properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
70 80 °C Idemat 2003
145 152 °C Idemat 2003
-20 70 °C Idemat 2003
J/kg.K
W/m.K
e-6/K

Environment

mPt
Pt
mELU
MJ/MJ
MJ
kg
kg
Idemat 1998

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