Product Range
Printing Inks
Wood Lacquers
Auto Refinish Paints
Leather Finishing Lacquers
Nail Varnishes
Miscellaneous Applications

Our extensive nitrocellulose product range is designed to meet current and future application requirements. The company maintains its position at the forefront of the industry by substantial investment in research and development and a commitment to innovation and expertise.

Nitrogen Content

Nitrogen Class Nitrogen Content Typical Application
High (H) 11.7% to 12.2% Auto Refinish, Wood Lacquers
Medium (M) 11.2% to 11.7% Printing Inks, Film Coatings
Low (L) 10.7% to 11.2% Printing Inks

Nitrogen content influences the solubility and thermoplasticity of nitrocellulose. Low nitrogen grades of nitrocellulose have a higher solubility in alcohols and higher thermoplasticity. The selection of proper grade of nitrocellulose will depend on the solvent system and the thermoplasticity requirement.

Viscosity Range

Viscosity Class Measurement
Medium (M) 10 gms in 100 ml of 95% v/v aqueous acetone
Low(L) 20 gms in 100 ml of 95% v/v aqueous acetone
Extra Low(X) 40 gms in 100 ml of 95% v/v aqueous acetone

The viscosity of the grade determines the strength and durability of the nitrocellulose film. Low viscosity grades are suitable for applications where high solids and gloss are primary requirements as in case of printing inks.

The high viscosity grades provide better durability and resistance to films as desired in auto refinish paints.

Damping Media

Solvents Plasticizers
Butyl Alcohol Di-isobutyl phthalate Epoxidised soyabean oil
Isopropyl Alcohol Acetyl tri-butyl citrate Di-isononyl phthalate
Ethyl Alcohol Di-butyl phthalate  
Water wet Octyl di-phenyl phosphate  

The damping medium in the nitrocellulose is the wetting agent that acts as a desensitizer.

Product Benefits
  • Superior clarity
  • Guaranteed consistency and quality
  • Choice of nitrogen grades
  • Choice of viscosities
  • Easy to handle
  • Convenient packaging and storage options
  • On-going research and development