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 , Paper Toilet, Jumbo Toilet Paper, 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, Resolute Forest Products (***), Orchids Paper (***), and PaperShopUS.com by AMPACK Corp.
The Global Tissue Paper Market has been witnessing an increase in demand and is forecasted to continue at a rate of 2.5% average 2018-2021. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand for supply of tissue paper for personal hygiene and food service papers. The Largest Consumption is in the United States with 25 Kg. per Capita. 318,000,000 People as of 03/20/2018. In terms of Quality China stands out as the must moder paper producing region. The most modern and largest BSKP mills are in Germany, Chile, Finland and Russia. The largest and most modern market BHKP mills are found in Latin America, Indonesia and China
2015-2017 BSK & BHK GROWTH: – SUPPLY GROWTH: 10.141 MILLION TONNES * (17% = UNECE) – DEMAND GROWTH: 4.440 MILLION TONNES
70% OF DEMAND GROWTH = TISSUE
EXCESS: 5.7 MILLION TONNES (INVENTORY BUILD, DOWNTIME)
BSK & BHK GROWTH: – SUPPLY GROWTH: 9.710 MILLION TONNES *(21% = UNECE) – DEMAND GROWTH: 6.230 MILLION TONNES
45% OF DEMAND GROWTH = TISSUE
EXCESS: 3.5 MILLION TONNES (INVENTORY BUILD, DOWNTIME)
* Excludes creep capacity of 1%-1.3% on 62 million tonnes
However, the increasing demand for better hand washing and hand cleaning options such as fast hand-drier machines could pose a challenge to the growth of this market particulary affecting the supply of paper towels in the long term.