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Unexpected Products Made From Paper

Unexpected Products Made From Paper

Did you know that there are more than 5,000 products made from paper and paper by-products? Today, there are so many useful things that are produced with paper and the natural wood chemicals, like cellulose, oils and resins, derived from the paper making process.

These organic materials extracted from nature are called biomaterials and they’re in a lot of unexpected products we use every day. From food to technology, they enhance our products and help us live more sustainable lives.

Here are just some of the unexpected paper-based products currently on the market:

In Medicine

  • Bandages
  • Coffins
  • Eyeglass Frames
  • Hospital and Surgical Gowns, Hats, Masks and Shoe Covers
  • Gauze
  • Sutures

In the House

  • Hairspray
  • Chewing Gum
  • Hairbrush and Comb Handles
  • Fabric Softener
  • Liquid Soap
  • Lipstick
  • Luggage
  • Lamp Shades
  • Pine and Other Household Cleaners
  • Toothpaste
  • Window Shades

In Recreation

  • Board Games
  • Dollhouses
  • Sports Helmets
  • Photographs