What is Toilet Paper Made Of? And How is it Made?

2023-12-18 Updated by Shawn

Toilet paper is something that we all must use in our daily life. It's very convenient for us. But do you know what is toilet paper made of? Today let's learn all about the basics of what is bathroom tissue made of, toilet paper ingredient, and the manufacturing process, including virgin wood process and recycled paper process.

What is bath tissue paper made of?

What is normal toilet paper made of today? There are two main types of raw materials used in the production of toilet paper: virgin pulp and recycled paper. The virgin pulp includes virgin wood pulp, bamboo pulp, sugarcane pulp and more. Among them, the wood pulp is the most commonly used raw material. What's the difference? Now, let's explore it.

What are the components of toilet paper?

Virgin wood pulp

The virgin wood pulp is made from both hardwood and softwood. The combination of hardwood to softwood is approximately 70% hardwood and 30% softwood. The softwood has long fibers that gives paper strength while the hardwood has short fibers that gives paper softness.

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Bamboo pulp

The bamboo pulp is made from bamboo as raw material, like moso bamboo and nanzhu bamboo. The bamboo pulp seem to be more environmentally friendly. Because bamboo grows faster, taking less land and less water.

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Sugarcane pulp

The sugarcane pulp is made from the byproduct of sugarcane, which is commercially available, and avoids cutting down any plants because sugarcane is already grown for sugar production.

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Recycled toilet paper

The recycled toilet paper is made from recycled waste paper, newspapers, notebooks and more. The recycled toilet paper avoids the direct environmental impact of cutting down trees.

recyled newspaper

How to make toilet paper from wood?

Here is the manufacturing process of toilet paper from wood.

  1. Preparation Wood: After the tree is chopped down, it does not first produce toilet paper, but rather furniture. The machine in the factory will cut the wood from logs into square pieces.

    wood raw material

  2. Boiling: The remaining wood chips will be poured into the digestion tank for boiling. After boiling, some fibers will be extracted from the wood chips. The fibers are soft and white.

    boiling

  3. Separation Fibers: Next, thoroughly separate the tangled fibers.

  4. Making Pulp Board: Then using a rolling machine to flatten these separated fibers. Finally, use a dryer to dry the moisture, making it a dry pulp board. These pulp boards will be cut by the machine into small squares one after another.

    pulp board

  5. Mix: Then put two kinds of pulp boards into a large pool of water. Stir through a mixer. The pulp is mixed with a large amount of water to produce paper stock (99.5% water and 0.5% fiber).

    mix pulp board

  6. Making Mother Roll: The paper stock is sprayed onto screens of mesh that drain the water. The paper is then pressed and dried to a final moisture of about 5%. Drying pulp through a dryer. After drying, it will be cut off by the blade on the other side of the dryer. Next, roll the paper into a big mother roll.

    mother roll

  7. Combine:Because this mother roll is a single-layer roll. So it needs to be combined with another roll through a machine to form a 2-layer roll.

    combine mother roll

  8. Making Finished Products: Then the mother roll enters the rewinding machine, and the function of rewinding is to play a role in rewinding, punching, and embossing. And then into a cutting machine. The cutting machine is used for cutting, with different specifications and lengths, and then packaged into finished paper products.

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How to make toilet paper from recycled paper?

Here is the manufacturing process of toilet paper from recycled paper.

  1. Deinking: put the recycled paper into the hydraulic pulp crusher, which performs deinking on the recycled paper. The pulp after beating and deinking flows into the pulp pool.

  2. Separating Impurities: The pulp is lifted from the pulp pool by a pulp pump into a high-frequency vibrating screen, which plays a role in screening and separating impurities.

  3. Bleaching: After screening, it flows into the pulp pool and is then pumped into the rinsing machine by a pulp pump to clean and bleach the pulp.

  4. Making Pure Pulp: After bleaching, it automatically flows into the pulp pool. Then, the pulp is pumped into the grinder and ground into fine pulp. It automatically flows into the pulp tank and is then pumped into a sedimentation tray. The sedimentation tray is used to separate impurities such as sand and ash, and then produce pure pulp.

  5. Making Mother Roll: Then, it is lifted into the stabilizing box by the sand removal pump. The stabilizing box is used to adjust the concentration of the pulp, and then automatically flows into the mesh groove. The pulp is carried into the drying cylinder by the mesh cage blanket. The drying cylinder is used for drying. And then rolling the paper into a mother roll.

  6. Making Finished Products: Then the mother roll enters the rewinding machine, and the function of rewinding is to play a role in rewinding, punching, and embossing. And then into a cutting machine. The cutting machine is used for cutting, with different specifications and lengths, and then packaged into finished paper products.

Toilet paper raw material suppliers?

Baoding Softer Paper Co. is a customized private label toilet paper manufacturer in China that can supply kinds of toilet paper raw material, like mother roll, jumbo roll, pulp board, paper tubes and more. We have been in business since 2009. With experience over a decade as a company, we are truly passionate about producing the highest quality paper products and we are dedicated to support you and your business.

FAQ

What is toilet paper used for?

Toilet paper is a tissue paper product primarily used to clean the anus and surrounding region of feces (after defecation), and to clean the external genitalia and perineal area of urine.

Is toilet paper made from trees?

Generally, the normal toilet paper is made of wood.

Is toilet paper made from cotton?

No. It’s made of of wood or bamboo.

How to make toilet paper business?

Firstly, you should research your market, determine the demand for toilet paper. Then purchase toilet paper from wholesalers or directly buy them from toilet paper manufacturers. Last, promote your business. Luckily, we are a reliable toilet paper manufacturer in China, which can supply kinds of toilet paper for you and may help you improve your business.

When was toilet paper invented?

The origin of modern toilet paper comes from the United States. In 1857, Joseph Gayetty, an entrepreneur from New Jersey, invented the earliest toilet paper. This earliest toilet paper product was not in the common roll shape today, but in pieces. This paper was softened with aloe vera oil and also had Gayetty's name printed on it.

Resource

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_paper

Written by Shawn
Hi, this is Shawn from Softer Paper Co,. Ltd. We started this blog to record the knowledge we know along the way and help other people to get the useful information. And if you want to purchase toilet paper in bulk, feel free to contact us.
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