Wood-Based Materials

Wood-Based Materials

The Wood-based Materials Material Category is composed of wood and paper products. Other cellulosic materials (such as Rayon) are available in other Material Categories like Textiles.

Wood-based Materials can be customized at the following Production Stages:

  • Raw Material Source
  • Shaping
  • Finishing
  • Chemistry Certifications

At minimum, the type of wood or paper material needs to be known to select an appropriate Example Material in the Higg MSI.

There are four different Wood-based Materials Example Materials that can be selected and customized:

  • Cardboard should be selected when the material is a corrugated paper product made of multiple layers.
  • Cork should be selected when the material is a light, porous cellulosic material from the bark of the cork oak tree.
  • Paper should be selected when the material is a paper product, manufactured from wood pulp and other cellulose fiber sources.
  • Wood should be selected when the material is a hard fibrous material from the main substance of softwood and hardwood trees.
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