How toilet paper is made

Toilet paper is made from virgin wood fibers or a combination of recycled paper pulp mixed in water with chemical sulfates to break them down, starches that create moisture. Starch and chemicals to whiten it.

Virgin fiber toilet paper is made from both softwood and hardwood. Softwood trees are southern and Douglas firs. These have long fibers that give the paper strength. Hardwood trees like maple and oak have shorter fibers that make the paper soft.

Toilet paper made from virgin fiber is made from a combination of approximately 70% hardwood and 30% softwood.

Toilet paper production

  1. The trees are cored and cut into small pieces.
  2. The wood chips are mixed with water and chemicals to create a slurry.
  3. The slurry is fed into a pot called a digester.
  4. The Die Slurry is boiled, which evaporates the moisture, leaving a batch of fresh cellulosic fibers called pulp.

Recycled paper is made from existing colored and white paper mixed with water and chemicals and boiled in a pulper and mashed. It is rinsed, cleaned and bleached before entering the Yankee Cylinder
papermaking process.

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