Dr. D.A. Page mentioned in his review of the beating of chemical pulps: “If a unified simple theoretical treatment can be made from a complex phenomenon, it will then have the following three advantages:
– professors can teach it
– students can learn it,
– engineers can practice it”.
Against this statement I feel the Symposium has been succesful. The visionary evaluation of the opportunities and challenges of the future papermaking by Mr. R.C. Williams started the Symposium with high spirits. His call for increased cooperation between paper companies in supporting the development of new technology warrants full attention.