What is Cellophane?
Cellophane or Cellofan is a thin transparent film made up of cellulose hydrate.
It was invented in 1908 by Jacques Edwin Brandenberger (1872-1954), a Swiss chemical engineer who joined the words "cellulose" and "diaphanous" thus emphasizing the properties of the film in terms of transparency.
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The industrial production of Cellophane began around 1920 and until the advent of plastics in the 40’s was the first and only transparent material for packaging, so tha’s why in common parlance the term "Cellophane" is loosely used to mean any transparent packaging.
In order to clarify the misunderstanding, we have produced this simple video that shows how to distinguish Cellophane (product made from wood pulp supplied from managed plantations) from other products that come from plastic.