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As this symposium is held in Cambridge, it seems appropriate to speak on semantics, particularly on the terminology of synthetic and plastics papers. Confusion about it prevails in both the paper and plastics industries. It is necessary to emphasis that the synthetic polymers and conventional paper and board industries in some cases compete and in other cases co-operate closely in order to achieve products with required functional properties by making them from materials of both industries, properties that cannot be achieved in products made from materials supplied by one industry only. The consumption of polyethylene for coating paper and board is increasing.

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