Raw Material  by omabluebird

Raw Material

At this time of year, the corn is drying in the field. It won't be harvested until October. This is the raw material that will fuel all kinds of technology.

Here are some of the things that use corn in their production:
Adhesives (glues, pastes, mucilages, gums, etc.)
Aluminum
Antibiotics (penicillin)
Asbestos insulation
Aspirin
Automobiles (everything on wheels)
Batteries, dry cell
Coatings on wood, paper & metal
Colour carrier in paper & textile, printing
Cosmetics
Crayon and chalk
Degradable plastics
Disposable diapers
Dyes
Edible oil
Ethyl and butyl alcohol
Explosives - firecrackers
Finished leather
Fuel ethanol
Gypsum wallboard
Ink for stamping prices in stores
Insecticides
Insulation, fibreglass
Latex paint
Leather tanning
Paper board, (corrugating, laminating, cardboard)
Paper manufacturing
Paper plates & Cups
Pharmaceuticals - The Life Line of The Hospital
Rugs, carpets
Shaving cream & lotions
Shoe polish

Nice editing! I cant believe all those things use corn in their production!!
September 7th, 2010  
Impressive list, I would have never thought!
September 7th, 2010  
...and it tastes good too....
September 7th, 2010  
Nicely captured and detailed list!
September 7th, 2010  
A comment on technology?
September 7th, 2010  
I like that.
September 7th, 2010  
I had no idea. I thought it was just used for cattle food and oil.
September 7th, 2010  
look at that golden corn!
September 11th, 2010  
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