Masonite is made with wood fibers from pressing wood chips. The wood fibers are steam cooked and molded under pressure to form the shape. It was patented in 1924 by William H. Mason, a friend and student of Thomas Edison, in Laurel, Mississippi.
There are many different uses for Masonite throughout the world, particularly for protecting floors and walls. A floor can be lined with rosin paper and then topped with Masonite. Masonite has been used in the past for house siding; however, when used externally, the product can swell and rot. A similar product called hardboard, made in the United Kingdom, was made by pressing waste paper and dates back to 1898.Learn More
Diamonds are made out of pure, crystallized carbon. Carbon molecules in diamonds are arranged to create a very hard, clear, crystalline structure with a Mohs scale rating of 10. Diamond values tend to fluctuate depending on various grades of transparency and light refraction.Full Answer >
Soil is made up of liquids, solids and gases that form on the surface of land, while sand is a natural material that consists of at least 85 percent sand-sized particles. Soil consists mostly of organic matter, such as decomposing animals and plants and minerals. The most common sand found throughout the world is made up of quartz, or silicon dioxide.Full Answer >
Steel is one of the main items on a list of things made of iron.Steel is made of approximately 98 percent iron, according to Minerals Education Coalition. Other items that are made of or contain iron are magnets, auto parts, some plastics and metallurgy products.Full Answer >
Mt Everest is made up of a variety of different rocks including sandstone, siltstone, sedimentary rock, granite and metamorphic rock. The mountain is comprised of three different formations, which make up the geology of the area; these are called the Rongbuk Formation, the North Col Formation and the Qomolangma Formation.Full Answer >