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Raw materials

A raw material or feedstock is the basic material from which goods, finished products or intermediate materials that are also feedstocks are manufactured or made. The term raw material is frequently used with an extended meaning.[1] As feedstock, the term connotes it is a bottleneck asset critical to the production of other products. For example, crude oil is a feedstock raw material providing finished products in the fuels, plastics and industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries.

For example, the term 'Raw material' is used to denote material that came from nature and is in an unprocessed or minimally processed state; e.g., raw latex, coal, iron ore, logs, crude oil, air or seawater. The use of raw material by non-human species includes twigs and found objects as used by birds to make nests.

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