GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Jul. 15, 1957


Tearproof Paper. A super-tough paper made of plastic-coated nylon will soon be produced in the U.S. by Snia Viscosa, Italy's biggest synthetic fiber maker. Called Papertex, the new plastic paper is guaranteed tearproof, flame-resistant, and impervious to insect or water damage, can be folded and unfolded thousands of times without cracking. Already tested for such diverse products as maps, photographic paper, lightweight handbags and raincoats, Papertex will be made in the U.S. on a large-scale commercial basis by a new company formed by Snia Viscosa called Resinova, in conjunction with General Aniline & Film Corp. and Schwarzenbach Huber Co.


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