Can acetate film and sheets be recycled? Yes it can, right along with paper, because it is a polymer made from wood pulp and cotton linters. There is no specific recycling symbol for acetate polymer. So feel free to recycle it with any of your paper products.
Does acetate film and sheets resist tearing? Yes, in one direction. It’s very hard to tear acetate film in the direction perpendicular to the unwind direction. Acetate will tear very easily in the unwind direction.
Is our acetate film and sheets biodegradable? Yes, it is. Acetate is made from cotton linters and wood pulp. So when put under conditions like composting, it will break down. Check out the spec sheet on our acetate film for more details. Additionally, our acetate film and sheets can be recycled with paper.
Does acetate film and sheet products have good insulation properties? Yes. But not as good as those of polyester film products. Acetate is not as heat- resistant as polyester film, but holds up very well in cold temperatures.
Do Acetate film and sheets have good electrical properties? No, mostly because of acetate’s low melting point. Because electricity generates heat, you want to keep this material away from elevated temperatures. For electrical applications, we recommend our Hazy DuraLar™ polyester film products. Please contact us today and we can help you with your requirements.