A consumable is a product that is typically used within a year. The following are common examples.Products that consumers buy on a regular basis that are used up quickly such as food and cleaning supplies.
ConstructionGoods that get used up in construction but aren't considered a material. This can include small tools such as a hammer and minor materials such as glue, weld rod and tape.
MedicineGoods used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and injuries such as gloves, bandages, medicine and surgical disposables.
MaintenanceSupplies used to maintain and fix things such as fasteners, seals, lighting components and bearings used to maintain aircraft.
Operating SuppliesGoods used up by a business as part of its operations. For example, printer cartridges used in an office.
HospitalityGoods used up by tourism related industries such as the soap in hotel rooms.
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