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What Is the Average Cost of Nitrocellulose per pound? Average Nitrocellulose Price

The average nitrocellulose price is $3.75 per pound. It is a highly flammable compound formed by nitrating cellulose through exposure to nitric acid. It is also known as gun cotton, when used as a propellant or low-order explosive. While gun cotton is dangerous to store, its risks can be reduced by storing it wet. Nitrocellulose, also called as flash paper, is used in paints, lacquers, varnishes and inks. DuPont has been among the largest producers of nitrocellulose paints and lacquers. Nitrocellulose compound is extremely heat and shock-sensitive and not very stable. Nitrocellulose paint is used as a type of varnish to give a timber finish in musical instruments such as guitars and saxophones.

by Susan White on Fri, 01/28/2011 - 20:57

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