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
- 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.