Nitrocellulose Type I Type II High nitrogen concentration I High nitrogen concentration II High nitrogen concentration III
Nitrogen concentration ml/g (%) 212.0-215.5

13.29-13.51

191.5-200.5

12.00-12.57

209.0-212.5

13.10-13.32

209.0-212.5

13.10-13.32

204.0-208.0

12.79-13.04

Viscosity

mPa.s

20-70 20-70 20-70 6-20 20-70
Solubility in diethyl hydrine solvent (%) Min 4.0 Min 96.0 15-35 10-35 35-50
Solubility in ethanol Max 3.0 Max 8.0 Max 3.0 Max 3.0 Max 5.0
Chemical stability ml NO/g 25-35 25-35 25-35 25-35 25-35
Total moisture (%) Max 2.5 Max 2.0 Max 2.5 Max 2.5 Max 2.5
Ash content (%) Max 5 Max 5 Max 5 Max 5 Max 5
Alkalinity (%) Max 10 Max 10 Max 10 Max 10 Max 10
Lint volume ml 80-120 80-120 80-120 80-120 80-120
Water concentration (%) Max 4.0 Max 4.0 Max 4.0 Max 4.0 Max 4.0
Usage Smoothbore weapon Smoothbore and riflebore weapon Smoothbore and riflebore weapon Smoothbore and riflebore weapon Smoothbore and riflebore weapon