Quality Tissue Paper Ensures Improved Quality
Beehives inspired the idea of manufacturing tissue papers, when a scientist saw tree and its branches being used in preparation of the bee hives. Tissue papers are made from either recycled paper or virgin paper. The paper pulp and paper used in the manufacturing process are full of the chemicals called Dioxin. Dioxins are highly poisonous and harmful when emitted into the environment as it cannot be broken down by bacteria at any stage but is highly persistent. It’s a man made chemical and consists of toxic chemicals like furans, polychlorinated biphenyl’s and true dioxins. During the manufacturing process chlorine is used for bleaching the pulp to turn it white. The wood contains certain molecules which in combination with the chlorine produces harmful chemical affluents like dioxins.
Contaminations arising as a result of dioxin chemicals lead to cancer in human beings and also pose a great threat to the environment. So, a decision of using chlorine free bleaching agents has been taken by the tissue production companies. This chlorine based bleaching agents’ leads to genetic disorders in the aquatic animals like fish. Some manufacturers make use of oxygenated bleaching agents while a few employ the use of chlorine bleachers with a decreased amount of chlorine thus contributing to ensure the production of quality tissue papers.
Inorder to manufacture quality tissue papers which contribute to the environment safety program, a few of the following like processed-chlorine free, elemental-chlorine free, totally-chlorine free and unbleached techniques are employed. Processed-chlorine free makes use of oxygen and ensures chlorine free tissues, while elemental-chlorine free makes use of chlorine dioxide rather than using chlorine gas for manufacturing the papers. Rebleaching is usually employed for chlorine added papers and paper pulps but unbleached technique does not employ rebleaching. The papers which are not recycled and are bleached using oxygen are referred to as totally chlorine free papers.