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How Can I Safely Recycle Nitrocellulose Contaminated Waste Solvent?

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jun 25, 2015 2:19:34 PM

 

 

Nitrocellulose, also known as; cellulose nitrate, flash paper, flash cotton, guncotton, flash string, is a highly flammable compound formed by nitrating cellulose through exposure to nitric acid or another powerful nitrating agent.

Partially nitrated cellulose has found uses as a plastic film and in inks and wood coatings, and was often used to lacquer coat electric guitars, including Fender and Gibson brands, although it fell out of favor for a number of reasons: pollution, and the way the lacquer yellows and cracks over time.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling & Recovery

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