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nitrate film

film stock using a base of cellulose nitrate: extremely flammable and tending to erode at a relatively early age.
a motion picture made with or printed on this film.
Origin of nitrate film
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • However, you can reuse these materials with future shipments of original nitrate film.
  • The nitrate film was later displaced by cellulose acetate film, a less flammable and more flexible polymer.
  • There are two important exceptions: cellulose nitrate film and early safety film should not be stored in plastic enclosures.
  • Cellulose nitrate film begins to emit nitrogen oxide gases when breaking down.

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