A remarkably tough synthetic paper - as tough as rope - has been developed in Switzerland, and was tested recently.
CU Pulp being rolled.
CU Ditto water added.
SV Pulp being rolled.
CU PAN UP new sheets of finished paper.
SV Printing machine, map being printed on to new paper.
SV Man lays paper map on muddy roadway.
SV Pouring liquids over paper map.
SV Tractor towards.
CU Tractor wheels over map on muddy road.
SV Map printed on another type of paper being placed on muddy road
CU Tractor wheel over above map.
SV Group of men onlookers.
CU Pulling out pieces of torn map from muddy road (second map to be put down.)
SCU New synthetic paper map being pulled out of mud in one piece.
SV Being placed into drum to be washed.
CU Taken out of drum (dissolve) being (dissolve) being wiped off and men look at map.
CU Map being inspected.
SV Synthetic paper map being wetted and rolled like a rope.
CU Paper map being rolled into rope.
CU Being fixed onto hoisting tackle.
SV Ditto and rope fastened to car bumper.
SCU Passengers get into car.
SCU Hoisting tackle with paper map, lifting car.
LV Car being hoisted.
SV Hoisted car.
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Background: A remarkably tough synthetic paper - as tough as rope - has been developed in Switzerland, and was tested recently. It is now being used by the National Typographical Service of Switzerland for map-printing.
A map can be thrown into water or mud, plastered with oil, run over by a heavy truck or be roughly treated ... without getting damaged at all. All that one has to do to make it like new again is to wash it with water and scrub it, using a detergent.
It is claimed that no normal paper could take such punishment without being destroyed. Perhaps more remarkable, a map printed on this new paper - and still wet - can be rolled into a rope for lifting a car with four people inside. Swiss experts believe that this new synthetic paper may well be in use all over the world soon.