It is hard to imagine what life would be like without paper. All of us use it, in one of its many forms, each and every day. Just take a look around you and see how many different types of paper and board you can see.
Paper is a versatile material - it
decompose in water, yet maps can withstand the
weather. Even boat hulls have been made from it.
Paper may be
used as a fuel, or be made fire-resistant. It
may be a carrier or a barrier or a filter. It may be
made tough enough to withstand acid, or soft enough
for a baby's skin. It can be read and it can be worn as a
garment. The list is endless.