Wood products: Everywhere for everyone
- Bath towels
- Nail polish
- Disinfecting wipes
- LCD screens
- Ping-pong balls
Some nail polishes contain the wood component nitrocellulose. Nitrocellulose comes from cellulose and is added to nail polish—as well as leather finishes, wood varnishes and printing inks—because of its strength and quick-dry properties.
Nitrocellulose is produced by exposing cellulose to a powerful nitrating agent like nitric acid. This is done in a highly controlled setting, as nitrocellulose in its pure form is extremely flammable.