Whereas conventional paper is made primarily from wood pulp, most synthetic paper is manufactured using oil-based synthetic resins (plastics). 

As a result, synthetic paper possesses characteristics resembling those of plastic film, but looks almost indistinguishable from regular paper. 

Synthetic paper outperforms regular paper in terms of moisture resistance (almost no structural deterioration or deformation when wet) and durability (resistance to tearing).

 In addition, it is extremely resistant to chemicals and oils and has an exceptionally smooth surface finish.