The manufacturing process of Zodia synthetic paper begins by combining polypropylene, the base material, with other additives. The mixture is then passed through the next stage of production, heating and extrusion. The product begins to take shape during the extruding process, and is then stretched during the calendering process. It is during the calendering process that Zodia gains its form, including its smoothness, strength and opacity, to become the final product. Every phase of the manufacturing process is computer controlled and closely monitored to ensure adherence to a stringent quality standard.