Tissue paper is a lightweight paper and has become one of the most essential commodities of daily life. Hygienic Tissue paper products are generally made from one, 2 ply, three and up to six plies made from different types of raw material: Woodfree (or chemical) pulp, Wood-containing (or mechanical) pulp and Recovered (or Recycled) paper, Other fibers are now been used such as: Bamboo pulp and Wheat Straw pulp. The tissue paper came into use in 1920’s and since then the consumption of tissue paper has been consistently increasing. The continuous developments in the tissue paper industry have enabled individuals to lead a more sterile and hygienic life.
Majorly there are five types of tissue papers you can Buy namely; Bathroom Tissue , Facial Tissue, Paper Towel, Paper Napkin and, Specialty Wipes and Wrapping Tissue. Each of the tissue paper products has its own quality requirement according to the usage. The tissue paper industry is broadly classified into two categories: At Home; also known as Consumer tissue; and Away from Home (AfH). The At Home segment comprises of tissues that are used for domestic purposes whereas tissue under the category of Away from Home segment are used for commercial and industrial purposes such as hotels, restaurants, hospitals and institutions; they include paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, facial tissue, dispensers and tissue products used in a working environment or in hospitality venues. A number of properties, such as absorption, porosity, coarseness, tensile strength, and tactility, determine the quality of tissue paper.
The Tissue Paper industry is a very strong and profitable industry, recent reports forecast a 2% increase in Global Tissue consumption and some of the leading players are : Procter and Gamble Co. (***), Kimberly-Clark Corp. (***), Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (***), , Georgia Pacific LLC (***), Cascades Inc. (***), Sofidel (***), Oasis Brands d/b/a Asian Pulp & Paper a subsidiary of SINAR MAS Group (APP) , Empresas CMPC (***), Clearwater Paper Corp. (***), Hengan International (***), Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti S.p.A. (ICT), Metsä Tissue (***), WEPA, Resource, Orchips Paper (***), and PaperShop.co by AMPACK Corp. The Global Tissue Paper Market has been witnessing an increase in demand. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand of tissue paper for personal hygiene. However, the increasing demand for better hand washing and hand cleaning options such as hand-drier machines could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.