A 'material', often referred to as a raw material or feedstock, is a fundamental substance used in the manufacturing of goods, energy, finished products, or intermediate materials. These intermediate materials may in turn serve as feedstock for other finished products. The term places emphasis on the material's critical role as a bottleneck asset in the production process. For instance, crude oil serves as a feedstock raw material for generating finished products in a myriad of sectors including fuel, plastic, industrial chemical, and pharmaceutical industries.
The usage of the term 'raw material' underscores that the material is in an unprocessed or minimally processed state - think raw latex, coal, raw biomass, iron ore, logs, crude oil, air, or seawater. This definition extends to non-human species as well, as seen in birds using twigs and found objects to construct nests.
For Energy Shield Window & Door Company, materials are the backbone of our production process. We heavily rely on quality materials like vinyl, wood, aluminum, and fiberglass to manufacture our high-performance windows and doors. These materials, while providing aesthetic appeal, also lend durability and energy efficiency to our products. Each material we use is selected with the Arizona climate in mind, ensuring our products offer superior heat reflection, dust control, and noise reduction. To learn more about our quality materials and products, contact us at (623) 936-3758 or visit our website.