In chemistry, a chain molecule consisting of glucose elements (polysaccharides). Being the main constituent of the vegetable material, it is responsible for its mechanical stability. As the most important constituent of paper, cellulose provides strength, either in the form of wood or plant fibers, or chemical pulp consisting of pure cellulose fibers. Cellulose is used not only in paper production, but also as a base material for plastics and fibers – in natural form as cotton or chemically processed in the form of man-made fibers, such as viscose or acetate fibers.

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