In 589 AD, the first document account of the use of toilet paper was recovered in early medieval China. However, the product Toilet Paper did not become commercialized in the United States until the 19Th century when a man named Joseph Gayetty introduced Gayetty’s Medicated Paper; a patent for roll-based dispensers was introduced a couple years later by Seth Wheeler.
In the United States of America, Toilet Paper is one of the consumer products with highest penetration and reaching consumption of 23 Kg. (+/-) of Paper per capita. Bathroom Tissue or Toilet Paper as it is called, is sold retail and wholesale. TP as referenced in English slang by some users is packed in paper and/or plastic bundles and these are some of the popular configurations : Single Roll, Jumbo Roll Tissue, Jrt 9 inches 2 ply, 4 Pack 2 Ply Tissue, 6 Pack Double Rolls, 8 Pack 1000 Sheets, 12 Double Rolls 2 Ply, 16 Double Rolls equals 32 Regular Rolls, 24 Pack Regular Rolls and 96 Rolls 2 Ply Bath Tissue.
Bathroom Tissue quality varies based in the region and on the manufacturer, one ply tp scott, 2 ply tissue paper, 3 ply quilted northern, and up to 6 ply toilet paper is available in Europe. The leading 10 toilet tissue brands of the United States are : Private Label, Angel Soft, Charmin Ultra Soft, Charmin Ultra Strong, Scott 1 Ply Tissue, Quilted Northern Soft & Strong, Kleenex Cottonnelle Clean Care, Charmin Basic, Scott Extra Soft, Maxim fit Bath Tissue 2 Ply Soft & Strong, and Seventh Generation.
Tissue Paper also acts as a layer of protection for the hands during wiping functions. It is sold by sq. ft. as a long strip of perforated paper wrapped around a paperboard core or folded in single pieces for storage and use in a toilet paper dispenser near by a toilet. Toilet paper in the developed countries is designed to be Biodegradable and to be safe for septic systems and sewer systems, whereas other Tissue paper products, Facial tissues, and Wipe products are not.