Cellophane vs. Clingfilm

By Jaxson

  • Cellophane

    Cellophane is a thin, transparent sheet made of regenerated cellulose. Its low permeability to air, oils, greases, bacteria, and water makes it useful for food packaging. Cellophane is highly permeable to water vapour, but may be coated with nitrocellulose lacquer to prevent this.

    As well as food packaging, cellophane is used in transparent pressure-sensitive tape, tubing and many other similar applications.

    Unlike many other similar materials, cellophane is biodegradable. However its manufacture employs toxic chemicals.

    “Cellophane” is a generic term in some countries, while in other countries it is a registered trademark.

  • Cellophane (noun)

    Any of a variety of transparent plastic films, especially one made of processed cellulose.

  • Cellophane (verb)

    To wrap or package in cellophane.

  • Clingfilm (noun)

    Light plastic film used as a wrap for food etc.; Saran Wrap.

  • Cellophane (noun)

    a thin transparent wrapping material made from viscose

    “a cellophane bag”

Oxford Dictionary

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