Unexpected Products Made From Paper

Student studying at Hill Camp

Did you know that there are more than 5,000 products made from paper and paper making 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. Here are just some of the unexpected paper-based products currently on the market:

In schools and offices…

  • Crayons and Crayon Wrappers
  • Construction and Tracing Paper
  • World Globes
  • Postage Stamps
  • Shipping Materials

In medicine…

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

In the household…

  • Hairspray
  • Chewing Gum
  • Coffee Filters
  • Hairbrush and Comb Handles
  • Fabric Softener
  • Drinking Straws
  • Toilet Tissue
  • Ice Cream Containers
  • Liquid Soap
  • Lipstick
  • Luggage
  • Lamp Shades
  • Pine and Other Household Cleaners
  • Toothpaste
  • Wallpaper
  • Window Shades

In recreation…

  • Board Games
  • CD and Audio Tape Inserts
  • Dollhouses
  • Sports Helmets
  • Photographs
  • Stickers

Want to see more unusual paper products? Check out the full list on the TAPPI Paper University Site.