Deformable paper may have a role to play in the new paper industry
Have you given any thought to the amount of paper and card you use each day? This may be in the form of toilet paper, exercise books or take-way coffee cups. And there may be more to come; paper that can be stretched and formed may be of interest as an alternative to our current plastic packaging. Or consider the applications for paper that can store solar or wind energy or purify our air and water. And why not sustainable textiles that can be mass-produced in paper mills? Having said that, there is still a great deal of work taking place to make traditional paper manufacture more efficient by reducing the amounts of raw materials and energy consumed.