What is cellulose and how is it made into glitter? - Projekt Glitter

What is cellulose and how is it made into glitter?

Cellulose is a natural polymer that is found in the cell walls of plants. It is the most abundant organic compound on Earth and is derived from renewable resources like wood pulp, cotton, and other plant-based materials.

To make biodegradable glitter out of cellulose, the cellulose is first extracted from these plant-based sources and then processed into a thin film or sheet. This film is then coated with a thin layer of metal or other reflective material, creating a shiny and sparkly effect similar to traditional glitter.

One advantage of using cellulose-based glitter is that it is biodegradable and compostable, meaning it can break down naturally over time without harming the environment. Additionally, cellulose glitter is free of the microplastics that traditional glitter contains, making it a more sustainable and eco-friendly option for those who love to add a little sparkle to their lives.

Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.