Process makes wood stronger than steel

Posted On: 02/08/18

"Making strong materials like steel for construction, motor vehicles, airplanes, and thousands of other uses is an expensive and environmentally fraught process, requiring mining, huge factories, and lots of energy and producing pollution. Wood is a more readily available, less expensive, and more environmentally benign resource, and it is widely used to build homes and construct furniture. If wood also had the strength, impact resistance, and water resistance of steel, its applications could expand considerably..."