NIPPON Paper Industries Co. of Japan has developed a paper product that it says is five-to-10 times more elastic than ordinary paper.

The high elasticity comes from tiny wrinkles the company adds to the paper during the production process, as well as the use of extra-elastic pulp fibre. The product, called NPi mould paper, can also be set into various shapes and sizes. It is made from pure wood pulp, making recycling easier. Manufacturing should start by the end of this year.

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