cellulose acetate butyrate
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cellulose acetate butyrate[′sel·yə‚lōs ′as·ə‚tāt ′byüd·ə‚rāt]
An ester of cellulose formed by the action of a mixture of acetic acid and butyric acid and their anhydrides on purified cellulose; has high impact resistance, clarity, and weatherability; used in making plastic film, lacquer, lenses, and outdoor signs.
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cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB) plastic
A plastic compound of cellulose acetate butyrate ester and plasticizer and other ingredients.
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