The process of extracting wood chips from ancient trees has led to new products and products made from those trees, according to a new study from Stanford University.
The study looked at how wood chips made from ancient timber processes were used in the construction of products from products made with more modern processes.
Researchers used a 3D-printed plastic-based product to simulate wood chips as they were processed and found that the material retained its characteristics from ancient processes.
Wood chips are the building blocks of many products including plastic, ceramics, and wood pulp.
The research, which was published in the journal Nature Materials, found that ancient wood chips could be used to make products using modern processes like biodegradable plastics.
Researchers say the research helps us understand how modern processes can create more resilient materials.