Cellulose Casing
Cellulose, usually from cotton linters, is similarly processed into a paste and extruded into clear, tough casings They are used primarily in the manufacture of industrially cooked sausages (frankfurters, Vienna sausages, hot-dogs, etc.). They also are shirred for easier use and can be treated with dye to make "red hots". The casing is peeled off after cooking, resulting in "skinless" franks. This type is also permeable to smoke and water vapor. They can be flat or shirred, depending on application, and can be pretreated with smoke, caramel color, or other surface treatments.

Benefits of Cellulose Casing:

  • Attractive gloss
  • High transparency
  • Good re-shrinkage
  • Can be smoked
  • Fast Peel Quality