Cellophane is a paper product made from the wood pulp of cottonwood trees and has been manufactured since the mid-1930s.
In addition to being an excellent choice for packaging food items, there are also industrial applications that use cellophane, such as a base for self-adhesive tapes and scotch tape, use in batteries, tubing, fiberglass, rubber and many other forms of plastic.
Cellophane has excellent water vapor, gas and fragrance barriers. It is 100% FDA approved, contains a high gloss transparency, is oil and grease resistant, and is anti-static. Cellophane has excellent dead-fold characteristics, is much easier to wrap and manipulate, and will not revert back to its natural design and structure.
Although cellophane cost more to produce than polypropylene, its product consistency is far superior for the value. Cellophane has high permeability that allows moisture to pass through the product preventing condensation, which reduces the risk of mold. This gives items a longer shelf-life than other wrapping products, especially in the cigar world because cellophane’s permeability to moisture makes it the perfect product for this application, as cigars must be allowed to “breathe” while in storage.