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[mass noun] A non-flammable thermoplastic polymer made by acetylating cellulose, used as the basis of artificial fibres and plastic.
- ‘Membranes were formerly made of cellulose acetate, but today they are made from polyamide plastics.’
- ‘Some of the first useful polymers were chemically modified natural polymers such as vulcanized rubber and cellulose acetate.’
- ‘Other novel polymers have also been used to make wind instruments: for example, cellulose acetate was used to make recorders in the early part of the 20th century.’
- ‘To complicate the problem, photographs have over the years been printed on paper, glass, metal, cellulose nitrate, cellulose acetate, or polyester film, each to be conserved by somewhat different methods.’
- ‘Plastic films laminated to foil for commercial use include cellophane, cellulose acetate, rubber hydrochloride, polyvinyl chloride, polyesters, and polyethylene.’
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