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Cellulosic Derivatives
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  • Daicel(Asia) Pte.Ltd.
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  • Ningbo Da-An Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.

Cellulosic Derivatives

Daicel's history began with the manufacture of celluloid from cellulose nitrate, a cellulosic derivative. Today, one of our core businesses — derived from our celluloid production technology — is production of various cellulosic derivatives such as cellulose acetate, acetate tow for cigarette filters, and water-soluble polymers.

Cellulose Acetate

Cellulose Acetate
Cellulose acetate is made from acetic acid combined with pulp or linter. Thanks to its outstanding chemical resistance, heat resistance, and flame-retardant characteristics, this product has wide application in optical films for LCDs, cigarette filters, acetate fiber, photographic film, plastics, and separation membranes, among other uses.

Cellulose Acetate for LCD Optical Films Tri-Acetyl Cellulose (TAC)

Cellulose Acetate for LCD Optical Films (TAC)
Tri-Acetyl Cellulose, which has been used as the base material for photographic film, is used in optical films such as protective films for LCD polarizing panels used in LCD TVs, notebook computers, and mobile phones. Cellulose acetate also holds great potential in light of advances in optical imaging technology.
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Acetate Tow for cigarette filters

Acetate Tow for cigarette filters
Acetate tow for cigarette filters is a mesh structure of fibers made from cellulose acetate. It is highly effective at removing toxic substances such as tar and nicotine without spoiling the cigarette's flavor or aroma. For these reasons, acetate tow is used in the majority of filtered cigarettes sold around the world. With customers in more than 20 countries, we have built a global supply chain. This enables us to accommodate the needs of our customers around the world with exceptional flexibility.
Development of the Cellulose Business in China
In the Chinese market, Daicel is producing acetate tow for cigarette filters in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, while producing cellulose acetate as a raw material in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. We have also completed an integrated system for producing acetate tow from cellulose acetate. We are planning to expand our production capacity in order to grow this business.
Development of the Cellulose Business in China
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Water-Soluble Polymers

Water-Soluble Polymers
Anionic cellulose derivative
 Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC)
Non-ionic cellulose derivative
 Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC)
Cationized cellulose (Q-HEC)  JELLNER
Microfibrillated fibers  CELISH

Various water-soluble polymer products can be found in many of the products we use every day, including foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and electronic materials.

Please go to Daicel FineChem WSP Marketing Dept. for details
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Cellulose Plastics

Cellulose Plastics
Daicel began as a celluloid manufacturer; later, we began producing cellulose acetate plastic, which mirrors the advantages of celluloid with the added benefit of flame resistance.
Highly transparent, tough and hygroscopic, cellulose plastics can be processed in a variety of colors, lusters, patterns, and pleasing textures unattainable with other plastics. This material has proved highly popular for decades.

Please go to Daicel FineChem Plastics Dept. for details
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Main Products -Cellulose acetate
-Acetate Tow for cigarette filters
-Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC)
-Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC)
-Cationic cellulose
-Microfibrillated cellulose