Q:

What is a paintball made of?

A:

Quick Answer

Paintballs are made of gelatin capsules that primarily contain polyethylene glycol and dye. Other non-toxic and water-soluble substances make up the contents of a paintball.

Know More
What is a paintball made of?
Credit: Mark Kolbe Getty Images Sport Getty Images

Full Answer

Paintballs, or softgels, are made out of edible food materials that are compressed by a machine called a softgel encapsulating machine. Paintballs are made by first forming hot liquid gelatin into two thin ribbons and passing them over a rotating die, forming two halves of the capsule. Next, as the dies press against each other, a filling is injected inside the gelatin sheets as they form into one. Finally, the gelatin capsules are tumbled and dried in trays before they are ready for use. The softgel encapsulating machine was first designed and patented by Robert Scherer in 1933.

Learn more about Outdoor Adventure

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How long does it take for Miralax to work?

    A:

    The active ingredient in MiraLAX, polyethylene glycol 3350, can take 2 to 4 days to produce a bowel movement, according to MedlinePlus. Polyethylene glycol 3350 is an osmotic laxative that works by drawing water into the stool, softening it and making it easier to pass.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the ingredients in Sudafed?

    A:

    The active ingredient of Sudafed is 120 milligrams of pseudoephedrine HCI, whereas the inactive ingredients include candelilla wax, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone and titanium dioxide, according to RxList. Sudafed's official website adds shellac, FD&C blue no.1 aluminum lake and talc as inactive ingredients. Pseudoephedrine HCl is a nasal decongestant.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the history of Girl Scouts in Italy?

    A:

    Girl Scouts in Italy began as early as 1912, according to the WAGGGs (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts) official website. Though activities were suppressed during the 1920s, new life was breathed into the organization in 1945, when the Federazione Italiana Guide Esploratrici was formed, linking Girl Scouts and Girls Guides into one association.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the caliber of the M24 sniper rifle?

    A:

    The standard M24 sniper rifle is chambered for .308 caliber ammunition. This ammunition is also known as the standard NATO 7.62-millimeter by 51-millimeter round. It is one of the most common types of ammunition available.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore