Tissue Napkins and Tissue Napkin Manufacturing
Tissue napkin is a type of cloth which is used at the table for wiping the mouth and fingers. It is generally small and folded.
Tissue napkins are documented to be first used in ancient China where the paper was invented in 2nd century B.C. They were folded in squares and used for tea serving. Napkins were also seen in ancient Roman times. The earliest references in English to napkins were made in 1384-85.
The Production Process
Core Paper, Jumbo Reels, Wrapping Paper and Cello Phane are some of the raw materials that are used in the production of tissue napkin. The production process includes four basic steps: Pulp & Dye, Pressing, Creeping and Cutting.
Paper pulp is prepared by mixing fibre with wood pulp and wash the mix with bleach. After the bleaching dye is added to the mix. If a coloured napkin is wanted to be produced then dye colours can also be added. Pressing the mix helps to get way the moisture and make it completely dry.
The pulp is dried on extreme heat and then napkin gets its dried thickness as it gets cut with fine blades. Long sheets or tissue napkins are cut into shapes and sizes as desired. After the manufacturing process, the products are packaged with good-quality materials, so that they will not get any damage while distributing.
Types of Tissue Napkin
Tissue napkins are produced in different sizes. There are seven types: cocktail napkins (25×25), lunch napkins (33×33), dinner napkins (40×40), bistro napkins (40×40), silverware napkins (40×40), snack napkins (33×33) and rondo napkins (32×32). Lunch napkins are the most widely produced and used type of tissue napkin and a lunch napkin is 30 GSM.
Tissue napkins can be folded in various ways. They are not necessarily used for hygienic reasons, they can also be quite decorative. For example, rondo napkins are round-shaped unlike the rest.
They are usually preferred to use on coffee tables while drinking tea or coffee. Silverware napkins, which are square-shaped, have a pocket-like feature that you can put forks, spoons and knives in. The rest is up to your creativity.