cellulose acetate butyrate


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cellulose acetate butyrate

[′sel·yə‚lōs ′as·ə‚tāt ′byüd·ə‚rāt]
(organic chemistry)
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.

cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB) plastic

A plastic compound of cellulose acetate butyrate ester and plasticizer and other ingredients.
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The formation of nanosized fibers is an overall result of production of microsized micelles of thermoplastic polymers in cellulose acetate butyrate and continuous deformation, elongation, and coalescence of the micelles to nanofibers in and at the outlet of a die before the composite fiber is completely solidified [16].
These confocal microscopy images of the metallic coil coating without cellulose acetate butyrate (Figure 1) show a multitude of high peaks, indicating a rough surface.
At the November meeting of the British Society, a presentation on "Carboxymethyl Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CMCAB) in Waterborne Coatings" was given by Paul Swan, of Eastman (UK) Ltd.