How It’s Made: Paper


By: Katie Hutnan

Paper, an everyday thing that is taken for granted. Paper is used world-wide for everyday things. We use it to take notes, do homework, and many more things.

Paper goes through a process that begins with raw wood. The raw wood is made up of fibers called cellulose. The cellulose fibers have a natural glue that keeps them stuck together called lignin. Once the lignin is removed, you can start making paper. But before that, you have to turn the wood to pulp.

In order to make paper, you need to pulp the wood. In other words, you need to cut the wood into small little pieces or chunks.

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This is related to engineering because in order to make paper you need special machines.