Corn in Unexpected Places

Look around. Corn is everywhere!

This simple, abundant crop is used to create a wide range of products, including:

  • adhesives
  • aluminum
  • antibiotics
  • aspirin
  • auto cylinder heads
  • acids
  • antibiotic soap
  • batteries
  • biodegradable plastics
  • body lotion
  • cosmetics
  • crayons + chalk
  • chemicals + insecticides
  • coatings on wood, metal + paper
  • color-carrier in paper + textile printing
  • dextrose intravenous solutions
  • disposable diapers
  • electroplating + galvanizing
  • detergents
  • drug coatings + gelatin capsules
  • dyes + inks
  • ethyl + butyl alcohol
  • explosives + firecrackers
  • facial masks + cleansers
  • finished leather
  • fireworks
  • glues
  • industrial water recovery
  • insulation + fiberglass
  • lubricants
  • oil + ore refining
  • paint + varnish
  • paper board
  • paper plates + cups
  • pastes
  • pharmaceuticals
  • plasticizing agents
  • rugs + carpets
  • spark plugs
  • surgical dressing
  • synthetic rubber finishes
  • shaving cream + lotions
  • shoe polish
  • soaps + cleansers
  • textiles
  • toothpaste
  • tires
  • vitamins
  • wallpaper
  • windshield washer fluid