The production of tissue paper –
The tissue paper is a common household item. We use it every day without really putting much thought into what goes into the making of this miracle product. Essentially, the tissue paper is made from the recycled pulp of paper. Produced using a paper machine which has a yankee dryer (a large drying cylinder that uses heated steam) that is fitted with a hood, the paper is made to stick using adhesives in the cylinder. The yankee has a doctor blade that scrapes the dry paper off the cylinder surface.
The quality of the tissue paper depends on the following factors –
• The pulp used as raw material.
• The additives and the adhesive used in the cylinder.
• The geometry and design of the doctor blade.
• The difference between the speed of the yankee and the final section of the paper machine.
Various uses of tissue paper –
• Facial Tissue Papers – This is widest known application for these papers. This kind of disposal paper is soft and sometimes scented. Facial disposal papers can be used as a napkin or as wipes to freshen up the face, to remove makeup, or as a handkerchief to wipe the face and areas around the nose clean when a person is suffering from an infection lie common cold.
• Paper Towels – This is a stronger type of disposal paper, and is made up of chemical pulp. Paper towels are what disposal papers are most used as, after facial tissues. This type of tissue can also be made from recycled paper.
• Wrapping Tissue Paper – This kind of disposal paper is thin and translucent, bordering on transparent. It is mainly used for wrapping fragile items and for providing a cushioning effect to breakable articles.
• Table napkins – These napkins are popular in restaurants, eateries, and parties. Depending upon the event or purpose, these napkins can be used in a set of two, three or four. The size, quality, folds, colors and pattern of the napkin also vary from one occasion to another.
One of the best things about using disposal papers is that it is an extremely environmentally friendly product. On both ends – manufacture as well as disposal, it is eco-friendly. This is because it can be made from recycled paper and pulp, and it can be disposed off without causing any hazard or damage to the ecosystem. It is one of the important things to remember.