Cellophane Film

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Double-sided heat-sealing cellophane film --TDS

Both average gauge and yield are controlled to better than ± 5% of the nominal values. The crossfilm thickness profile or variation will not exceed ± 3% of the average gauge.

Cellophane Film

Cellophane is a thin, transparent and glossy film made of regenerated cellulose. It is produced from shredded wood pulp, which is treated with caustic soda. The so-called viscose is subsequently extruded into a bath of dilute sulfuric acid and sodium sulfate to regenerate the cellulose. It is then washed, purified, bleached and plasticized with glycerin to prevent the film from becoming brittle. Often a coating such as PVDC is applied on both sides of the film to provide a better moisture and gas barrier and to make the film heat sealable.

Coated cellophane has low permeability to gasses, good resistance to oils, greases, and water, which makes it suitable for food packaging. It also offers a moderate moisture barrier and is printable with conventional screen and offset printing methods.

Cellophane is fully recyclable and biodegradable in home composting environments, and will typically break down in just a few weeks.

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transparent roll cellophane film

Cellophane is the oldest transparent packaging product ,cellophane is used for which packaging?Like cookies, candies, and nuts. First marketed in the United States in 1924, cellophane was the major packaging film used until the 1960s. In the more environmentally-conscious market of today, cellophane is returning in popularity. As cellophane is 100% biodegradable, it is seen as a more earth-friendly alternative to existing wrappings. Cellophane also has an average water vapor rating and excellent machinability and heat sealability, adding to its current popularity in the food-wrapping market.

How cellophane is made & what is cellophane made of?As a cellophane manufacturers &membrane,I am very responsible to inform you.Unlike the man-made polymers in plastics, which are largely derived from petroleum, cellophane is a natural polymer made from cellulose, a component of plants and trees. Cellophane is not made from rainforest trees, but rather from trees farmed and harvested specifically for cellophane production.

Cellophane is made by digesting wood and cotton pulps in a series of chemical baths that remove impurities and break the long fiber chains in this raw material. Regenerated as a clear, shiny film, with plasticizing chemicals added for flexibility, cellophane is still comprised largely of crystalline cellulose molecules.

This means that it can be broken down by micro-organisms in the soil just as leaves and plants are. Cellulose belongs to a class of compounds known in organic chemistry as carbohydrates. The base unit of cellulose is the glucose molecule. Thousands of these glucose molecules are brought together in the plant growth cycle to form long chains, termed cellulose. These chains are in turn broken down in the production process to form cellulose film used in either an uncoated or coated form in packaging.

When buried, uncoated cellulose film is generally found to degrade within 10 to 30 days; PVDC-coated film is found to degrade in 90 to 120 days and nitrocellulose-coated cellulose is found to degrade in 60 to 90 days.

Tests have shown that the average total time for complete bio-degradation of cellulose film is from 28 to 60 days for uncoated products, and from 80 to 120 days for coated cellulose products. In lake water, the rate of bio-degradation is 10 days for uncoated film and 30 days for coated cellulose film. Even materials which are thought of as highly degradable, like paper and green leaves, take longer to degrade than cellulose film products. Conversely, plastics, polyvinyl chloride, polyethene, polyethlene terepthatlate, and oriented-polypropylene show almost no sign of degradation after long periods of burial.

Material Description

Use ABC (reclaimed forest) pure wood pulp manufacturing, a transparent appearance and film like paper, natural trees as raw materials, non-toxic, burning paper taste;


Certified for ISO14855 / ABC biodegradation and food transparent paper


A regenerated cellulose film, coated on both sides. This material is heat sealable.

Typical physical performance parameters




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ASTMD 2457

Heat sealing temperature



Heat sealing strength



120℃ 0.07mpa/1s

Surface Tension



Corona pen

Permeate water vapor




Oxygen permeable




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Naturally biodegradable and can be in direct contact with food

It can replace the plastic outer film of ABC that is currently inaccessible, or directly plate the surface of ABC paper for smooth treatment


Natural anti-static 

Can be gravure, aluminized, coated without corona treatment

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1. High transparency and gloss

Beautiful sparkle, clarity and gloss

Offers a tight package that will extend the shelf life of your products while protecting them from dust, oil and moisture.

Tight, crisp, even shrink in all directions.

2. High quality materials

Provides consistent sealing and shrinking at a broader range of temperatures.

Performs reliably even in less-than-ideal operating conditions.

3. Superior Sealing Performance

Compatible with all sealing systems including manual, semi-automated and automated.

Yields cleaner, stronger seals eliminating blowouts.


Excellent Dead-Fold Characteristics

Heat Sealable on Both Sides

Barrier to Water Vapor, Gasses and Aromas


High Gloss and Transparency

Resistant to Oils and Greases

Receptive to Inks, Adhesives and Tear Tapes

Biodegradable Base Film

Easy to split

No harm to burn / biodegradable material

Very clear / No take a charge

Beautiful and fine printing (It is very common to use cellophane film for packaging food and gift. and these environmentally friendly cellophane are biodegradable and have virtually no negative impacts on the environment.)


The material is easily affected by the environment and is prone to damp. The rest of the material should be wrapped in aluminum foil.

Prone to breakage, pay attention to the speed and tension control of the process.

Cellophane should be stored in its original wrapping away from any source of local heating or direct sunlight at temperatures.between 60-75°F and at a relative humidity of 35-55%. Cellophane is suitable for use for 6 months from the date of delivery, and stocks

Other properties

The product should be stored in a clean, dry, ventilated, temperature and relative humidity warehouse, not less than 1m away from the heat source, and must not be stacked under high storage conditions.

The remaining materials should be sealed with plastic wrap + aluminum foil to prevent moistur absorption.

Packing Requirement

The product should be stored in a clean, dry, ventilated, temperature and relative humidity warehouse,not less than 1m away from the heat source, and must not be stacked under high storage conditions.The remaining materials should be sealed with plastic wrap + aluminum foil to prevent moistureabsorption.

The above information is the average data obtained from multiple inspections using recognized and reliable inspection methods. However, in order to ensure the correct selection of the company'sproducts, please make a detailed understanding and testing of the purpose and conditions of use in advance.


Production of Cellophane was high in the 1960th but steadily declined, and today, synthetic plastic films have largely replaced this film. It is, however, still used in food packaging, particularly when high stiffness is preferred to allow bags to stand upright. It is also used for nonfood applications where easy tear is needed.

Different grades are available on the market including uncoated, VC/VA copolymer coated (semi-permeable), nitrocellulose coated (semi-permeable) and PVDC coated cellophane film (good barrier, but not fully biodegradable).

Cellulose films are produced from renewable wood pulp harvested from managed plantations. Cellophane films offer a range of unique attributes which plastic films are unable to equal and can be supplied in a wide range of brilliant colours.

– Confectionery, especially twist wrap

– Board lamination

– Soft Cheese

– Tampon wrap

– Food Grade

– Nitrocelullose coated

– PVDC Coated

– Medicine packaging

– Adhesive tapes

– Colored films

– Variety of industrial applications, such as a base for self-adhesive tapes, a semi-permeable membrane in certain types of batteries and as a release agent in the manufacture of fibreglass and rubber products.

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Film for Twisting

Cellophane can be used for packaging with double staple for candy, nougat, chocolates

Cellophane keeps the twisting and this peculiarity can be successfully used on those items that have to keep the folding or the bow. Almost all the candies, chocolates and nougats have a wrapping with the bow or a double bow. Consumer is used to unwrap the candy pulling with two fingers the bows, it has become a gesture which is a prelude and foretaste of the sweet tasting itself. To do this type of wrapping special cellophaning machines are used, which have extremely high production speeds, and employ particular types of film which, subjected to twisting, keeps the twist (do not return to the original shape). Three films are currently available for this application: PVC, a particular type of polyester suitable for twisting, and Cellophane, which was the first film used for the purpose. All these three materials, in addition to transparent, offer also a white and a metallised film. Cellophane, in addition, has various versions of films colored in the mass, with very beautiful and eye-catching colours (red, blue, yellow, dark green)

Film for the Flexible Packaging of Food

Alternatively, cellophane is used on vertical automatic packaging machines (VFFS – Vertical Form Fill Seal Machine), horizontal (HFFS – Horizontal Form Fill Seal Machine), and in the over-wrapping (Over Wrapping Machine).

Cellophane offers excellent properties barrier to water vapor, oxygen and aromas (in particular is the best material to keep intact the aroma of pepper), is heat sealable on both sides (range 100-160° C).

Cellophane is available in different formats, each with proven capabilities and functionality:


VC/VA Copolymer coated (Semi-permeable)

No harm to burn / biodegradable material

PVdC coated (Barrier)

Cellophane is also used in transparent pressure-sensitive tape, tubing and many other similar applications.

Our Cellophane film is renowned across the world for its performance in speciality markets including twist-wrapped confectionery, “breathable” packaging for baked goods, “live” yeast and cheese products and Cello film ovenable and microwaveable packaging.

Cellophane film is also used in technically challenging applications such as adhesive tapes, heat-resistant release liners and for battery separators.

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Technical Data

As a cellophane film manufacturer, we suggest you that when you buy the cellophane film, there are many different features to consider like the size, thickness and color. For this reason, is recommended that you discuss your specifications and requirements with an experienced manufacturer, ensuring that you receive the very best value. Common thickness is 20μ, if you have other requirement, please tell us, as a cellophane film manufacturer, we can custom according to your requirement.

Name cellophane
Density 1.4-1.55g/cm3
Common thickness 20μ
Specification 710一1020mm
Moisture permeability Increase with increasing humidity
Oxygen permeability Change with humidity
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Printed cellophane wrap custom made according to your wishes

Are you looking for printed cellophane wrap with your own logo? We can provide this with your own logo. Cellophane wrap is ideal for wrapping gifts or flowers.

5 advantages of custom printed cellophane film

We can deliver printed cellophane wrap to you within 5-6 weeks;

By using printed cellophane wrap, you can have your logo appear on the packaging;

We can deliver unprinted cellophane wrap to you within 1 to 2 working days;

Printed cellophane film is sturdy and protects your flowers or gift;

Printed cellophane film can be printed in any colour and supplied in any size.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is cellophane used for?


cellophane, a thin film of regenerated cellulose, usually transparent, employed primarily as a packaging material. For many years after World War I, cellophane was the only flexible, transparent plastic film available for use in such common items as food wrap and adhesive tape.

How do you make cellophane film?

Cellophane is made from a rather complex process. Cellulose from wood or other sources is dissolved in alkali and carbon disulfide to form a viscose solution. The viscose is extruded through a slit into a bath of sulfuric acid and sodium sulfate to reconvert the viscose into cellulose.

Is cellophane and cling film the same thing?

Plastic wrap—like the sheer cover used to preserve leftovers—is clingy and feels more like a film. Cellophane, on the other hand, is thicker and markedly stiffer with no cling abilities.

Is cellophane a thermoplastic?

Cellophane has been around for more than 100 years but these days, the product that most people call Cellophane is actually polypropylene. Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer, discovered by accident in 1951, and has since become the world's second most widely manufactured synthetic plastic.

Is cellophane better than plastic?

Cellophane has some properties similar to plastic, making it a more attractive option for brands wanting to go plastic-free. In terms of disposal cellophane is certainly better than plastic, however it is not suitable for all applications. Cellophane cannot be recycled, and it isn't 100% waterproof.

What's cellophane made of?

Cellophane is a thin, transparent sheet made of regenerated cellulose. Its low permeability to air, oils, greases, bacteria, and liquid water makes it useful for food packaging.

What is cellophane membrane?

Cellophane membranes are regenerated transparent cellulose membranes of high hydrophilicity, good mechanical properties, and biodegradability, biocompatibility, and gas barrier characters. The crystallinity and porosity of the membranes have been controlled through the regeneration conditions over the last decades.

Does cellophane absorb light?

If you look through green glass, everything appears green. Green cellophane will only allow green light to pass through it. The cellophane absorbs other colours of light. For example, green light will not pass through red cellophane.

Is cellophane the same as cling film?

Plastic wrap—like the sheer cover used to preserve leftovers—is clingy and feels more like a film. Cellophane, on the other hand, is thicker and markedly stiffer with no cling abilities.

While both are used for food packaging, the types of food cellophane and plastic wrap are used on are different.

You’ve likely seen cellophane wrapped around candies, baked goods, and even encasing boxes of teas. The packaging has low moisture and oxygen permeability making it great for keeping things fresh. It’s much easier to tear and remove than plastic wrap.

As for plastic wrap, it can easily give food a tight seal thanks to its clingy nature, and because it’s malleable, it can fit a variety of items. Unlike cellophane, it’s much harder to tear and remove from products.

Then, there’s what they are made from. Cellophane is derived from natural sources such as wood and is biodegradable and can be composted. Plastic wrap is created from PVC, and isn’t biodegradable, but it is recyclable.

Now, if you ever need something to store your leftovers in, you’ll know to ask for the plastic wrap, not cellophane.

Cellophane film effect?

The cellophane film is transparent, non-toxic and tasteless, resistant to high temperatures and transparent. Because air, oil, bacteria, and water are not easily penetrated through cellophane film, they can be used for food packaging.

Is cling film cellophane

As nouns the difference between cellophane and clingfilmis that cellophane is any of a variety of transparent plastic films, especially one made of processed cellulose while clingfilm is thin plastic film used as a wrap for food etc.; Saran Wrap.

As a verb cellophaneis to wrap or package in cellophane.

Where to buy metalic cellophane film?

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YITO Packaging is the leading provider of cellophane film. We offer a complete one-stop cellophane film solution for sustainable business.